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Meaning & Definition of Progressive in English

English

Progressive

/prəgrɛsɪv/

noun

1. A tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going

    synonym:
  • progressive
  • ,
  • progressive tense
  • ,
  • imperfect
  • ,
  • imperfect tense
  • ,
  • continuous tense

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

    synonym:
  • liberal
  • ,
  • liberalist
  • ,
  • progressive

adjective

1. Favoring or promoting progress

  • "Progressive schools"
    synonym:
  • progressive

2. Favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)

    synonym:
  • progressive
  • ,
  • reformist
  • ,
  • reform-minded

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

    synonym:
  • progressive

4. Gradually advancing in extent

    synonym:
  • progressive

5. (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"
    synonym:
  • progressive

6. Advancing in severity

  • "Progressive paralysis"
    synonym:
  • progressive