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Adjective: progressive  pru'gre-siv
  1. Favouring or promoting progress
    "progressive schools"
  2. (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount of income increases
  3. (government) favouring or promoting reform (often by government action)
    - reformist, reform-minded
  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