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Adjective: progressive  pru'gre-siv
  1. Favouring or promoting progress
    "progressive schools"
     
  2. (government) favouring or promoting reform (often by government action)
    - reformist, reform-minded
     
  3. (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount of income increases
     
  4. Gradually advancing in extent
     
  5. (of a card game or a dance) involving a series of sections for which the participants successively change place or relative position
    "progressive euchre"; "progressive tournaments"
     
  6. Advancing in severity
    "progressive paralysis"
Noun: progressive  pru'gre-siv
  1. A tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
    - progressive tense, imperfect, imperfect tense, continuous tense
     
  2. A person who favours a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
    - liberal, liberalist

Derived forms: progressives

See also: active, advanced, advancing, degressive, forward, forward-looking, forward-moving, forward-thinking, increasing, industrial, innovative, liberal, modern, modernised [Brit], modernized, ordered, state-of-the-art

Type of: adult, grownup, tense

Antonym: regressive

Encyclopedia: Progressive, Civic and Social Front