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English adjective: progressive

1. progressive favoring or promoting progress


SamplesProgressive schools.


Similaradvanced, advancing, forward, forward-looking, forward-moving, innovative, modern, modernised, modernized, state-of-the-art


See alsoforward, industrial


Antonymsregressive

2. progressive favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)


Synonymsreform-minded, reformist


Similarliberal


Domain categoryadministration, governance, governing, government, government activity


Antonymsconservative

3. progressive (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount of income increases


Similardegressive


Domain categoryrevenue enhancement, tax, taxation


Antonymsregressive

4. progressive gradually advancing in extent


Similarincreasing


Antonymsdecreasing

5. progressive (of a card game or a dance) involving a series of sections for which the participants successively change place or relative position


SamplesProgressive euchre.
Progressive tournaments.


Similarordered


Antonymsunordered, disordered

6. progressive advancing in severity


SamplesProgressive paralysis.


Similaractive


Antonymsinactive


English noun: progressive

1. progressive a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going


Synonymscontinuous tense, imperfect, imperfect tense, progressive tense


Broader (hypernym)tense


Narrower (hyponym)future progressive, future progressive tense, past progressive, past progressive tense, present progressive, present progressive tense

2. progressive (person) a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties


Synonymsliberal, liberalist


Broader (hypernym)adult, grownup


Narrower (hyponym)armchair liberal, latitudinarian, neoliberal, pluralist, Whig


Antonymsconservative, conservativist









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