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Progressive

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
progressive (adjective)
1.
a) of, relating to, or characterized by - progress
b) making use of or interested in new ideas, findings, or opportunities
c) of, relating to, or constituting an educational theory marked by emphasis on the individual child, informality of classroom procedure, and encouragement of self-expression
2.
of, relating to, or characterized by - progression
3.
moving forward or onward - advancing
4.
a) increasing in extent or severity - a progressive disease
b) increasing in rate as the base increases - a progressive tax
5.
often capitalized of or relating to political Progressives
6.
of, relating to, or constituting a verb form that expresses action or state in progress at the time of speaking or a time spoken of
7.
of, relating to, or being a multifocal lens with a gradual transition between focal lengths - progressive bifocals
8.
or, relating to, or using a method of video scanning (as for television or a computer monitor) in which the horizontal lines of each frame are drawn successively from top to bottom - compare interlaced
progressive (noun)
1.
a) one that is progressive
b) one believing in moderate political change and especially social improvement by governmental action
2.
capitalized a member of any of various United States political parties as
a) a member of a predominantly agrarian minor party that around 1912 split off from the Republicans , specifically - bull moose
b) a follower of Robert M. La Follette in the presidential campaign of 1924
c) a follower of Henry A. Wallace in the presidential campaign of 1948
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
progressive (adjective)
1.
being far along in development
SYNONYMS:
developed, evolved, forward, high, higher, improved, late, progressive, refined
RELATED WORDS:
precocious; full-blown, full-fledged, full-scale; aged, grown, mature, matured, perfected, ripe, ripened; civilized, educated, enhanced, enlightened; contemporary, current, cutting-edge, latest, leading-edge, mod, modern, new, newest, newfangled, new-fashioned, novel, now, present-day, recent, space-age, supermodern, ultramodern, up-to-date
NEAR ANTONYMS:
green, immature, underdeveloped, undersized ( undersize), underweight, unripe, unripened; savage, uncivilized, uneducated; early, embryonic, germinal, primeval, primordial; antediluvian, antiquated, antique, dated, fusty, hoary, musty, Neanderthal ( Neandertal), obsolete, old, oldfangled, old-fashioned, old-time, out-of-date, outworn, passé, past
backward, low, lower, nonprogressive, primitive, retarded, rude, rudimentary, undeveloped
progressive (adjective)
2.
not bound by traditional ways or beliefs
SYNONYMS:
broad-minded, nonconventional, nonorthodox, nontraditional, open-minded, progressive, radical, unconventional, unorthodox
RELATED WORDS:
advanced, contemporary, modern; forbearing, indulgent, large-minded, lenient, permissive, tolerant; extreme; impartial, objective, unbiased
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hard, rigid, strict; doctrinal, dogmatic ( dogmatical); bigoted, blinkered, intolerant, narrow-minded; reactionary, unreconstructed
conservative, conventional, hidebound, nonprogressive, old-fashioned, orthodox, stodgy, traditional
progressive (adjective)
3.
being or employing the latest concepts, styles, or techniques
SYNONYMS:
advanced, avant-garde, cutting-edge, progressive, state-of-the-art
RELATED WORDS:
pioneering, revolutionary, trailblazing; alternative, antiestablishment, nontraditional, unconventional, underground; bizarre, far-out, outré, way-out; fresh, new, novel, original; strange, unaccustomed, unfamiliar, unheard-of, unknown, unprecedented; contemporary, current, hot, mod, modern, modernistic, newfangled, new-fashioned, present-day, red-hot, space-age, ultramodern, up-to-date
NEAR ANTONYMS:
conventional, customary, established, orthodox, traditional
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