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Pronunciation:  pru'gresiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
  2. [n]  a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
  3. [adj]  favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
  4. [adj]  advancing in severity; "progressive paralysis"
  5. [adj]  favoring or promoting progress; "progressive schools"
  6. [adj]  (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount increases
  7. [adj]  gradually advancing in extent

PROGRESSIVE is a 11 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: active, advanced, advancing, continuous tense, degressive, forward, forward-looking, forward-moving, graduated, imperfect, imperfect tense, increasing, incremental, innovative, liberal, liberal, modern, modernised, modernized, progressive tense, proportional, reformist, state-of-the-art
 Antonyms: conservative, conservativist, regressive
 See Also: adult, future progressive, future progressive tense, grownup, industrial, latitudinarian, neoliberal, past progressive, past progressive tense, pluralist, present progressive, present progressive tense, tense, Whig



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pro*gress"ive\, a. [Cf. F. progressif.]
1. Moving forward; proceeding onward; advancing; evincing
   progress; increasing; as, progressive motion or course; --
   opposed to retrograde.

2. Improving; as, art is in a progressive state.

{Progressive euchre} or {whist}, a way of playing at card
   parties, by which after every game, the losers at the
   first table go to the last table, and the winners at all
   the tables, except the first, move up to the next table.

{Progressive muscular atrophy} (Med.), a nervous disorder
   characterized by continuous atrophy of the muscles. --
   {Pro*gress"ive*ly}, adv. -- {Pro*gress"ive*ness}, n.