Synonyms of progressive


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

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

2. liberal, liberalist, progressive, adult, grownup

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


1. progressive (vs. regressive), advanced, forward-looking, innovative, modern, advancing, forward, forward-moving, modernized, modernised, state-of-the-art, forward, industrial

usage: favoring or promoting progress; "progressive schools"

2. progressive, reformist, reform-minded, liberal (vs. conservative)

usage: favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)

3. progressive (vs. regressive), degressive

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

4. progressive, increasing (vs. decreasing)

usage: gradually advancing in extent

5. progressive, ordered (vs. disordered)

usage: (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"

6. progressive, active (vs. inactive)

usage: advancing in severity; "progressive paralysis"

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Definition and meaning of progressive (Dictionary)