Definitions for progressive
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word progressive.
progressive, progressive tense, imperfect, imperfect tense, continuous tensenoun
a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
liberal, liberalist, progressiveadjective
a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
favoring or promoting progress
progressive, reformist, reform-mindedadjective
favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
(of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount of income increases
gradually advancing in extent
(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"
advancing in severity
Favoring improvement, change, progress, or reform, especially in a political context; -- used of people. Contrasted with conservative.
Disposed toward adopting new methods in government or education, holding tolerant and liberal ideas, and generally favoring improvement in civic life; -- of towns and communities.
A person who actively favors or strives for progress towards improved conditions, as in society or government.
A progressive verb.
Favouring or promoting progress; advanced.
Gradually advancing in extent; increasing.
Promoting or favoring progress towards improved conditions or new policies, ideas or methods.
Of or relating to progressive education.
a progressive school
Increasing in rate as the taxable amount increases.
Advancing in severity.
A member or supporter of a Progressive Party.
Belonging to or supporting a Progressive Party.
Of or pertaining to such a party, its policies, or its membership.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Going forward; advancing.
Etymology: progressif, Fr. from progress.
Princes, if they use ambitious men, should handle it so, as they be still progressive, and not retrograde. Francis Bacon.
In progressive motion, the arms and legs move successively; but in natation, both together. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.
The progressive motion of this animal is made not by walking, but by leaping. John Ray, on the Creation.
Progressive, retrograde, or standing still. John Milton.
Ere the progressive course of restless age
Performs three thousand times its annual stage,
May not our pow’r and learning be supprest,
And arts and empire learn to travel west? Matthew Prior.
moving forward; proceeding onward; advancing; evincing progress; increasing; as, progressive motion or course; -- opposed to retrograde
improving; as, art is in a progressive state
Etymology: [Cf. F. progressif.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. A politician who wears his opinions pompadour. 2. An obstructionist who grows fat on conservatism and conversation. 3. A reactionary to whom movement and motion are necessary in order to keep warm, and secure gulps and guzzles. 4. A hungry or unsuccessful person; hence, an explosive, quixotic fellow with empty pockets and a shallow pate. 5. One who has felt the slings and arrows of outrageous success that has come to others. 6. A political piker, who will not play the game according to the rules which he himself devised. 7. One who would recall all decisions that do not uphold his claims. 8. A man who steals a label, and clapping it on himself, thinks that he is It. 9. A plan for going forward by backing up to mob rule. (The first Progressive of whom we know was Judas. The next was Ananias. Lazarus was a Progressive, and had he married the Queen of Sheba he would have changed places with Dives. _E. g._, "This age belongs to the Progressives."--From Kazook's _Confessions of a Popular Lick-Spittle_.)
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'progressive' in Adjectives Frequency: #680
The numerical value of progressive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of progressive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
The revenue declines have been largest in those states like ours with highly progressive tax systems, and smallest in states with flatter tax structures.
The marginal seats now are a considerably different batch of seats than House Democrats were in 2008 or in 1994, and American politics has moved in a way that those suburban seats on cultural issues are more in the progressive column. Plus the Trump effect has been great on those seats.
Even after their epic collapse in 2016, when you would think the Democrats would reconfigure and move to the middle, they still have far-left progressive candidates, democrats in the last cycle tried to make it a referendum on Trump. … They’ve tried that playbook before and failed.
De Blasio and his progressive ascendancy have essentially hollowed out what was a prosperous and safe city.
For months, my progressive colleagues and many more have been holding the line to deliver much needed aid and resources to our communities, we know that if our nation is truly going to Build Back Better, we need bold investments to address both the human and physical infrastructure needs of our country.
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- progressista, progressiuCatalan, Valencian
- fortschrittlich, progressivGerman
- ترقی خواهPersian
- enenevä, edistysmielinen, edistynyt, paheneva, edistyksellinen, etenevä, lisääntyvä, progressiivinenFinnish
- adhartachScottish Gaelic
- progressista, progressivoItalian
- progredierandeNorwegian Nynorsk
- de progres, avansat, progresistă, progresiv, înaintat, progresistRomanian
- передовой, прогрессирующий, постепенный, последовательный, прогрессивный деятель, прогрессивный человек, прогрессивный, поступательныйRussian
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