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progressive

pro·gres·sive

progressive

 
pronunciation:
pr gre sihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: moving steadily forward or onward; advancing.
synonyms:
advancing, onward
antonyms:
backward, regressive
similar words:
forward
definition 2: proceeding in regular or ordered steps.
synonyms:
gradual
similar words:
chronological, consecutive, even, sequential, successive
definition 3: favoring social or political progress or reform; liberal.
synonyms:
liberal, reformist
antonyms:
conservative, reactionary
similar words:
alternative, dynamic, modern, new, radical, revisionist, revolutionary
definition 4: (cap.) of or relating to a Progressive political party.
similar words:
Liberal
definition 5: of an illness or disease, becoming increasingly worse.
similar words:
advancing, increasing, spreading, worsening
definition 6: in grammar, denoting a verb tense or aspect that indicates that an action or state continues or is repeated, as in "They are moving" or "I have been waiting"; imperfect. (Cf. perfect.)
synonyms:
imperfect
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who supports political or social progress or reform.
synonyms:
liberal, reformist
antonyms:
conservative, reactionary
similar words:
activist, left wing, leftist, radical, reformer, revisionist, revolutionary
definition 2: (cap.) one who belongs to a Progressive political party.
similar words:
Liberal
derivations: progressively (adv.), progressiveness (n.)
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