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Definitions of progressive

  1. a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. One who believes in, and works for, changes and reforms, especially in political matters: Progressive Party, a political party formed in 1912 by Theodore Roosevelt. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. PROGRESSIVENESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. A member of the political party formed by Theodore Roosevelt in 1912. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. PROGRESSIVELY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. gradually advancing in extent Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. advancing in severity; "progressive paralysis" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. favoring or promoting progress; "progressive schools" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount increases Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. Of or pertaining to the Progressive party. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Moving forward; proceeding onward; advancing; evincing progress; increasing; as, progressive motion or course; -- opposed to retrograde. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Improving; as, art is in a progressive state. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Progressing or moving forward: advancing gradually: improving. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Moving forward; advancing gradually; improving. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Moving forward; advancing; improving. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for progressive

  1. Aunt Jane was serious- minded and progressive and, worst of all, she was conscientious. – Half a Dozen Girls by Anna Chapin Ray
  2. It is said to be progressive and there is much organized research- I wouldn't want to be a kept engineer, sir, said Hoddan apologetically. – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
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