- The definition of progressive is something that happens in steps, or something that favors change and innovation.
- An example of something that would be described as progressive is a disease or illness that gradually gets worse.
- An example of something that would be described as progressive is a school that encourages children to be creative and to think differently outside the social norms.
- Progressive is someone who advocates for reform and change.
An example of progressive is someone who pushes for social reforms to occur.
- moving forward or onward
- continuing by successive steps: a progressive decline
- of, or concerned with, progression
- designating a tax whose rate increases as the base increases
- favoring, working for, or characterized by progress or improvement, as through political or social reform
- of or having to do with a person, movement, etc. thought of as being modern or advanced, as in ideas, methods, etc.
- liberal (adjective)
- of an educational system stressing individuality, self-expression, etc.
- Gram. indicating continuing action or state, or action in progress: used as of certain verb forms (Ex: am working, as opposed to the simple form work)
- Med. becoming more severe or spreading to other parts: said of a disease
- [P-]Politics of a Progressive Party
Origin of progressiveMiddle French progressif from Medieval Latin progressivus from Classical Latin progressus: see progress
- a person who is progressive, esp. one who favors political progress or reform
- [P-] a member of a Progressive Party
- Moving forward; advancing.
- Proceeding in steps; continuing steadily by increments: progressive change.
- Open to or favoring new ideas, policies, or methods: a progressive politician; progressive business leadership.
- Progressive Of or relating to a Progressive Party: the Progressive platform of 1924.
- Of or relating to progressive education: a progressive school.
- Increasing in rate as the taxable amount increases: a progressive income tax.
- Tending to become more severe or wider in scope: progressive paralysis.
- Grammar Designating a verb form that expresses an action or condition in progress.
- Music Of or being a style that emphasizes virtuoso technique, rhythmic and melodic complexity, and unconventional forms and instrumentation: progressive rock; progressive jazz.
- A person who is open to or favors new ideas, policies, or methods, especially in politics.
- Progressive A member or supporter of a Progressive Party.
- Grammar A progressive verb form.
(comparative more progressive, superlative most progressive)
- Favouring or promoting progress; advanced.
- Gradually advancing in extent; increasing.
- Promoting or favoring progress towards improved conditions or new policies, ideas or methods.
- a progressive politician
- progressive business leadership
- Of or relating to progressive education.
- a progressive school
- (of an income tax or other tax) Increasing in rate as the taxable amount increases.
- Advancing in severity.
- progressive paralysis
- liberal (politically)
- (grammar) continuous
- A person who actively favors or strives for progress towards improved conditions, as in society or government.
- (grammar) A progressive verb.
(comparative more Progressive, superlative most Progressive)
- Belonging to or supporting a Progressive Party.
- Of or pertaining to such a party, its policies, or its membership.
- A member or supporter of a Progressive Party.