progressive

People who are progressive favor reform and civil liberties: this is the opposite of conservative, and means something close to liberal.

Progressive people are interested in change and progress. You're a progressive thinker if you like to think up new ways of doing things and you’re open to change. You have a progressive attitude towards gender if you dress girls in blue and boys in pink to challenge stereotypes. Progressive also refers to a type of verb tense, and to taxes that increase as your income increases. This word applies to lots of things that slowly increase or keep making progress.

Primary Meanings of progressive

1.
adjn
favoring or promoting progress
a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
2.
adj
advancing in severity
3.
n
a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
4.
adj
(of a card game or a dance) involving a series of sections for which the participants successively change place or relative position
Full Definitions of progressive
1

adj favoring or promoting progress

progressive schools”
Synonyms:
forward
at or near or directed toward the front
industrial
having highly developed industries
advanced, forward-looking, innovative, modern
ahead of the times
advancing, forward, forward-moving
moving forward
modernised, modernized
brought up to date
state-of-the-art
the highest level of development at a particular time (especially the present time)
Antonyms:
regressive
opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state
backward
directed or facing toward the back or rear
atavistic, throwback
characteristic of an atavist
retrograde, retrogressive
going from better to worse
returning, reverting
tending to return to an earlier state
unmodernised, unmodernized
not brought up to date
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adj favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)

Synonyms:
reform-minded, reformist
liberal
tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition

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

Synonyms:
degressive
(of taxes) gradually decreasing in rate on sums below a certain amount
Antonyms:
regressive
(of taxes) adjusted so that the rate decreases as the amount of income increases

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

Synonyms:
liberal, liberalist
Antonyms:
conservative, conservativist
a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
Types:
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armchair liberal
a person of liberal ideals who takes no action to realize them
latitudinarian
a person who is broad-minded and tolerant (especially in standards of religious belief and conduct)
neoliberal
a liberal who subscribes to neoliberalism
pluralist
someone who believes that distinct ethnic or cultural or religious groups can exist together in society
Whig
a member of the political party that urged social reform in 18th and 19th century England; was the opposition party to the Tories
Type of:
adult, grownup
a fully developed person from maturity onward
2

adj advancing in severity

progressive paralysis”
Synonyms:
active
tending to become more severe or wider in scope

adj gradually advancing in extent

Synonyms:
increasing
becoming greater or larger
3

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

Synonyms:
continuous tense, imperfect, imperfect tense, progressive tense
Types:
present progressive, present progressive tense
a tense used to express action that is on-going at the time of utterance
past progressive, past progressive tense
a progressive tense used to describe on-going action in the past
future progressive, future progressive tense
a progressive tense used to express action that will be on-going in the future
Type of:
tense
a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
4

adj (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”
Synonyms:
ordered
having a systematic arrangement; especially having elements succeeding in order according to rule

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