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Synonyms for improvement
ɪmˈpruv mənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. improvement, betterment, advance(noun)

    a change for the better; progress in development

    progress, amelioration, forward motion, procession, advance, advancement, feeler, melioration, approach, cash advance, overture, rise, progression, onward motion, betterment

    declination, decline

  2. improvement(noun)

    the act of improving something

    "their improvements increased the value of the property"

    melioration, betterment, advance

    declination, decline

  3. improvement, melioration(noun)

    a condition superior to an earlier condition

    "the new school represents a great improvement"

    amelioration, melioration, betterment, advance

    declination, decline

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. improvement

    The returns or receipts include all that is received from an outlay or investment; the profit is the excess (if any) of the receipts over the outlay; hence, in government, morals, etc., the profit is what is really good, helpful, useful, valuable. Utility is chiefly used in the sense of some immediate or personal and generally some material good. Advantage is that which gives one a vantage-ground, either for coping with competitors or with difficulties, needs, or demands; as to have the advantage of a good education; it is frequently used of what one has beyond another or secures at the expense of another; as, to have the advantage of another in an argument, or to take advantage of another in a bargain. Gain is what one secures beyond what he previously possessed. Benefit is anything that does one good. Emolument is profit, return, or value accruing through official position. Expediency has respect to profit or advantage, real or supposed, considered apart from or perhaps in opposition to right, in actions having a moral character. Compare UTILITY.

    advantage, avail, benefit, emolument, expediency, gain, good, proceeds, profit, receipts, return, returns, service, usefulness, utility, value

    damage, destruction, detriment, disadvantage, harm, hurt, injury, loss, ruin, waste

    The profit of labor; on capital; in business.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. improvement

    advancement, amendment, progress, increase, correction, proficiency

    degeneracy, degeneration, deterioration, debasement, retrogradation, retrogression

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. improvement(n.)

    amendment, melioration, amelioration, betterment, progress, proficiency, advancement

  2. improvement(n.)

    good use, beneficial employment

  3. improvement(n.)

    practical application (as of a doctrine)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. improvement(n)

    betterment, amelioration, meliorism, utilization

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  1. Houston Rockets guard James Harden:

    Being a two-way player and playing on both ends at a high level (is my biggest improvement).

  2. Jorge Moll:

    This partnership with Carlyle Group is another achievement for Rede D'Or and is aligned with a long-term strategy in the Brazilian hospitals market ... allowing us to accelerate our quality improvement plans and expand geographically.

  3. Zhang Xiaojin:

    There isn't going to be much improvement because domestic demand is low and stockpiles are high.

  4. Yogin Kothari:

    We see that this rule as an important rule to have on the books, we see it as a modest improvement over the current regulations and we see it as a way to protect workers, first responders and low income communities and communities of color, which are often living right next to these chemical plants.

  5. Roddy Davidson:

    Whilst it is disappointing to see further restructuring costs and little, if any, improvement in underlying markets, we are broadly encouraged that Pearson has decided to redouble its efforts to meet external and internal challenges, we believe the market will also be relieved by its decision to maintain dividends at 2015 year levels.

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