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Synonyms for progressive
prəˈgrɛs ɪvpro·gres·sive

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  1. progressivenoun

    regressive, conservative

  2. progressivenoun

    Belonging to or supporting a Progressive Party.

    regressive, conservative, non-progressive

  3. progressiveadjective

    Of or pertaining to such a party, its policies, or its membership.

    conservative, regressive, non-progressive

  4. progressiveadjective

    regressive, non-progressive, conservative

  5. progressiveadjective

    a progressive school

    non-progressive, regressive, conservative

  6. progressiveadjective

    conservative, non-progressive, regressive

  7. progressiveadjective

    progressive paralysis

    non-progressive, conservative, regressive

  8. progressiveadjective

    conservative, non-progressive, regressive

Princeton's WordNet

  1. progressive, progressive tense, imperfect, imperfect tense, continuous tensenoun

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

    liberal, imperfect, liberalist, imperfect tense, progressive tense, continuous tense

    retrogressive, regressive, unmodernised, conservative, retrograde, throwback(a), returning, unordered, unmodernized, atavistic, reverting, disordered, inactive, decreasing

  2. liberal, liberalist, progressiveadjective

    a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties

    imperfect, liberalist, imperfect tense, progressive tense, liberal, continuous tense

    reverting, disordered, atavistic, returning, unmodernized, unmodernised, decreasing, unordered, retrograde, retrogressive, throwback(a), regressive, conservative, inactive

  3. progressiveadjective

    favoring or promoting progress

    "progressive schools"

    reform-minded, reformist

    reverting, atavistic, regressive, unmodernised, retrogressive, retrograde, throwback(a), unordered, inactive, conservative, unmodernized, returning, decreasing, disordered

  4. progressive, reformist, reform-mindedadjective

    favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)

    reform-minded, reformist

    retrogressive, unmodernised, conservative, retrograde, regressive, decreasing, reverting, disordered, returning, unordered, inactive, atavistic, unmodernized, throwback(a)

  5. progressiveadjective

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

    reform-minded, reformist

    retrograde, throwback(a), conservative, disordered, returning, unmodernised, decreasing, regressive, atavistic, reverting, inactive, unordered, retrogressive, unmodernized

  6. progressiveadjective

    gradually advancing in extent

    reform-minded, reformist

    throwback(a), atavistic, retrograde, regressive, unmodernised, decreasing, reverting, retrogressive, disordered, conservative, unordered, inactive, returning, unmodernized

  7. progressiveadjective

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

    "progressive euchre"; "progressive tournaments"

    reform-minded, reformist

    retrograde, unmodernised, conservative, decreasing, unmodernized, regressive, retrogressive, returning, inactive, throwback(a), atavistic, reverting, disordered, unordered

  8. progressiveadjective

    advancing in severity

    "progressive paralysis"

    reform-minded, reformist

    inactive, conservative, decreasing, unmodernised, disordered, regressive, retrograde, reverting, throwback(a), returning, unordered, atavistic, unmodernized, retrogressive

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. progressiveadjective

    advancing, proceeding

  2. progressiveadjective


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  1. Brad Bannon:

    If you look at those working in progressive politics now, the older ones came in after [Democratic nominee] George McGovern’s campaign in ’72, mcGovern lost, but he galvanized a whole generation of Democratic and progressive activists who are still involved in politics even now. I think you’ll see the same with Bernie Sanders.

  2. President Ronald Reagan:

    Only when the human spirit is allowed to invent and create, only when individuals are given a personal stake in deciding economic policies and benefiting from their success -- only then can societies remain economically alive, dynamic, prosperous, progressive and free.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    History respects revolutions; and yet, if a revolution is progressive, support it; if it is reactionary, resist it!

  4. Vice President Joe Biden:

    We need -- not just in my country, but in other countries -- a more progressive tax code. Not confiscatory policy, not socialism, a tax code, everybody pays proportionally a fair share. This is not meant to penalize everybody.

  5. John Hickenlooper:

    If we want to beat Donald Trump and achieve big progressive goals, socialism is not the answer.

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  • progressista, progressiuCatalan, Valencian
  • pokrokovýCzech
  • fortschrittlich, progressivGerman
  • προοδευτικόςGreek
  • progresivoSpanish
  • ترقی خواهPersian
  • enenevä, progressiivinen, etenevä, edistyksellinen, paheneva, edistysmielinen, edistynyt, lisääntyväFinnish
  • progressifFrench
  • adhartachScottish Gaelic
  • framfarasinniIcelandic
  • progressivo, progressistaItalian
  • 진보적Korean
  • پێشکه‌وتوKurdish
  • ductusLatin
  • progredierendeNorwegian
  • progressiefDutch
  • progredierandeNorwegian Nynorsk
  • progressivoPortuguese
  • progresist, înaintat, progresiv, avansat, de progres, progresistăRomanian
  • поступательный, прогрессивный, прогрессивный деятель, последовательный, передовой, прогрессирующий, постепенный, прогрессивный человекRussian

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