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Social reformer   /sˈoʊʃəl rɪfˈɔrmər/   Listen
Social reformer

A disputant who advocates reform.  Synonyms: crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist.

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"Social reformer" Quotes from Famous Books

... or, still more, a disastrous verdict—would carry a message of despair to every one in all parts of our island and in our sister island who is working for the essential influences and truths of Liberalism and progress. Down, down, down would fall the high hopes of the social reformer. The constructive plans now forming in so many brains would melt into air. The old regime would be reinstated, reinstalled. Like the Bourbons, they will have learned nothing and will have forgotten nothing. We shall step out of the period of adventurous hope ...
— Liberalism and the Social Problem • Winston Spencer Churchill

... adequate to its new task, is to encounter the inevitable discomfort of a transition into a new type of democratic relation. The perplexing experiences of the actual administration, however, have a genuine value of their own. The economist who treats the individual cases as mere data, and the social reformer who labors to make such cases impossible, solely because of the appeal to his reason, may have to share these perplexities before they feel themselves within the grasp of a principle of growth, working outward from within; before they can ...
— Democracy and Social Ethics • Jane Addams

... and saves money by restraining his desire to spend it on himself, and puts it at the disposal of industry. The man who saves money, who has always hitherto been rather despised by his companions and resented by a certain class of social reformer and many other uneducated people as a capitalist bloodsucker, is thus, in fact, the person who leaves the world richer than he found it, having put his money, the product of his own work, into increasing the world's output, instead of spending it ...
— War-Time Financial Problems • Hartley Withers

Words linked to "Social reformer" :   John Huss, Dorothea Lynde Dix, Francis Everett Townsend, eristic, utopian, insurgent, protester, hippy, birth-control campaigner, controversialist, Hus, non-resistant, reformer, feminist, insurrectionist, Jan Hus, Townsend, conservationist, Girolamo Savonarola, Huss, Owen, chartist, environmentalist, birth-control reformer, Savonarola, abolitionist, Dix, civil rights leader, civil rights activist, crusader, Robert Owen, dry, civil rights worker, emancipationist, Comstock, women's rightist, hippie, hipster, militant, demonstrator, women's liberationist, rebel, John Wilkes, disputant, Anthony Comstock, activist, passive resister, prohibitionist, preservationist, libber, Dorothea Dix, reformist, flower child, freedom fighter, Wilkes

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