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Improvement and improvements - thesaurus

Synonyms

improvement

noun

the state of being better than before, or the process of making something better than it was before

gain

noun

an improvement or increase in something

quantum leap

noun

a very big change or improvement

development

noun

change, growth, or improvement over a period of time

boost

noun

an action or event that helps something to increase, improve, or become more successful

turnaround

noun

an important change in a situation that causes it to improve

corrective

noun

formal something that changes people’s ideas or improves the general effect of something

self-improvement

noun

things that you do to make yourself become a better person, for example learning new things

leap

noun

a sudden increase or improvement

a change for the better/worse

something new or different that will make a situation better/worse

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abatement

noun

formal a reduction in something harmful or unpleasant

a step forward(s)/backwards

something that makes a situation better/worse

betterment

noun

formal improvement

cold comfort

noun

something that makes a difficult situation slightly better but not much better

compensation

noun

something that changes or removes the bad result of something

compensation

noun

behaviour that is intended to reduce the effects of a personal fault

correction

noun

the action of changing something in order to make it correct or accurate

correction

noun

the process of changing something in order to solve a problem or produce the right result

correction

noun

spoken used for telling people that you are correcting what you just said

enhancement

noun

the process of improving something

enhancement

noun

an improvement to something that makes it more attractive or valuable

improvement

noun

a change that you make to something in order to make it better

the kiss of life

noun

if something such as a business or project is given the kiss of life, it starts to become more successful again

makeover

noun

a set of changes intended to make a person or thing look much better

perfection

noun

the process of making something as good as it can be

pickup

noun

informal an improvement or increase in something

redress

noun

formal something that you do for someone or money that you give to them as a way of improving a bad situation that you are responsible for

reformation

noun

formal the process of improving a situation by correcting things that are wrong or unfair, or of making a system work more effectively

reformation

noun

formal the process of changing your own or someone else’s behaviour, so that it is no longer illegal or harmful

reformer

noun

someone who works to change and improve something

relief

noun

a temporary improvement in or rest from a situation that is difficult or boring, or something that provides this

remediation

noun

formal the process of improving a situation or of correcting a problem

reparation

noun

formal something good that you do to help to improve a bad situation that you have created

revision

noun

a change, improvement, or addition that someone makes to something

reworking

noun

British a new way of doing something that is intended to be an improvement

softener

noun

something that you do or say to make an unpleasant situation seem less bad

solace

noun

something that makes you feel better when you are sad or upset

step change

noun

mainly journalism a noticeable improvement in something

touch

noun

a small feature that improves something

tweak

noun

informal a small change that improves something

upswing

noun

mainly journalism an increase or improvement in something

wheel of fortune

used for referring to the fact that situations can change very quickly from good to bad or from bad to good

BuzzWord

gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Open Dictionary

Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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