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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.
Her return to health was slow but progressive.
synonyms:
advancing, onward
antonyms:
backward
similar words:
forward
definition 2: going forward in regular or ordered steps.
Elementary school, middle school, and high school are progressive levels of education.
synonyms:
gradual
similar words:
chronological, consecutive, even, successive
definition 3: in favor of social progress or change.
His progressive ideas about the economy helped him get elected.
synonyms:
liberal
antonyms:
conservative
similar words:
alternative, dynamic, modern, new, radical, revolutionary
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a person who follows and believes in social movements.
synonyms:
liberal
antonyms:
conservative
similar words:
radical, revolutionary
derivations: progressively (adv.), progressiveness (n.)
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