progressive, progressive tense, imperfect, imperfect tense, continuous tense(noun)
a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
liberal, liberalist, progressive(adj)
a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
favoring or promoting progress
progressive, reformist, reform-minded(adj)
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.
Origin: [Cf. F. progressif.]
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.
moving forward; proceeding onward; advancing; evincing progress; increasing; as, progressive motion or course; -- opposed to retrograde
improving; as, art is in a progressive state
Origin: [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
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- progressista, progressiuCatalan, Valencian
- fortschrittlich, progressivGerman
- ترقی خواهPersian
- enenevä, progressiivinen, etenevä, edistyksellinen, paheneva, edistysmielinen, edistynyt, lisääntyväFinnish
- adhartachScottish Gaelic
- progressivo, progressistaItalian
- progredierandeNorwegian Nynorsk
- progresist, înaintat, progresiv, avansat, de progres, progresistăRomanian
- поступательный, прогрессивный, прогрессивный деятель, последовательный, передовой, прогрессирующий, постепенный, прогрессивный человекRussian
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