perfectible [per-fek-tuh-buh l] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. capable of becoming or of being made perfect; improvable.

Origin of perfectible 1625–35; French Medieval Latin perfectibilis. See perfect, -ible Related formsper·fect·i·bil·ist, nounper·fect·i·bil·i·ty, nounnon·per·fect·i·bil·i·ty, nounnon·per·fect·i·ble, adjectiveself-per·fect·i·bil·i·ty, nounun·per·fect·i·ble, adjective Examples from the Web for perfectibility Historical Examples of perfectibility

  • His intellect had assimilated all the steps in the argument for perfectibility.

    Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle

    H. N. Brailsford

  • But still he could not share his friends’ belief in the perfectibility of mankind.

    Dreamers of the Ghetto

    I. Zangwill

  • Their central theme is the Pre-existence and Perfectibility of the soul.

    The Life Radiant

    Lilian Whiting

  • Do not let us confound the ideas of progress and perfectibility.


    James Huneker

  • If then humanity is indefinitely variable, perfectibility is possible.

    The Idea of Progress

    J. B. Bury

  • British Dictionary definitions for perfectibility perfectible adjective

    1. capable of becoming or being made perfect

    Derived Formsperfectibility, noun

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