HyperDic: progressive

English > 8 senses of the word progressive:
ADJECTIVEallprogressivefavoring / favoring or promoting progress
allprogressive, reformist, reform-mindedfavoring / favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
allprogressive(of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount of income increases
allprogressivegradually advancing in extent
allprogressive(of a card game or a dance) involving a series of sections for which the participants successively change place or relative position
allprogressiveadvancing in severity
NOUNrelationprogressive, progressive tense, imperfect, imperfect tense, continuous tensea tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
person progressive, liberal, liberalista person who favors / favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
progressive > pronunciation
Soundsprahgreh'sihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > progressive: 8 senses > adjective 1
Meaningfavoring / favoring or promoting progress.
Example"progressive schools"
Narroweradvanced, forward-looking, innovative, modernahead of the times
advancing, forward, forward-movingMoving forward
modernized, modernisedbrought up to date
state-of-the-artThe highest level of development at a particular time (especially the present time)
See alsoforwardAt or near or directed / directed toward the front
industrialHaving highly developed industries
OppositeregressiveOpposing progress
Spanishprogresista, progresivo
Nounsprogressivea person who favors / favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
progressivenessadvancement toward better conditions or policies or methods
English > progressive: 8 senses > adjective 2
Meaningfavoring / favoring or promoting reform (often by government action).
Synonymsreformist, reform-minded
Categorygovernment, governing, governance, government activity, administrationThe act of governing
BroaderliberalTolerant of change
Spanishprogresista, reformista
Catalanprogresista, progressista, reformista
Nounsprogressivea person who favors / favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
progressiveness, progressivityadvancement toward better conditions or policies or methods
English > progressive: 8 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount of income increases.
Categorytax, taxation, revenue enhancementCharge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
Narrowerdegressive(of taxes) gradually decreasing in rate on sums below a certain amount
Oppositeregressive(of taxes) adjusted so that the rate decreases as the amount of income increases
Spanishprogresivo
English > progressive: 8 senses > adjective 4
Meaninggradually advancing in extent.
BroaderincreasingBecoming greater or larger
Spanishprogresivo
Adverbsprogressivelyadvancing in amount or intensity
English > progressive: 8 senses > adjective 5
Meaning(of a card game or a dance) involving a series of sections for which the participants successively change place or relative position.
Examples
  • "progressive euchre"
  • "progressive tournaments"
BroaderorderedHaving a systematic arrangement
English > progressive: 8 senses > adjective 6
MeaningAdvancing in severity.
Example"progressive paralysis"
Broaderactivetending to become more severe or wider in scope
Spanishprogresivo
Catalanprogressiu
English > progressive: 8 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningA tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going.
Synonymsprogressive tense, imperfect, imperfect tense, continuous tense
Narrowerfuture progressive, future progressive tenseA progressive tense used to express action that will be on-going in the future
past progressive, past progressive tenseA progressive tense used to describe on-going action in the past
present progressive, present progressive tenseA tense used to express action that is on-going at the time of utterance
BroadertenseA grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
Spanishimperfecto
Catalanimperfet
English > progressive: 8 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person who favors / favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties.
Synonymsliberal, liberalist
NarrowerWhigA member of the political party that urged social reform in 18th and 19th century England
armchair liberalA person of liberal ideals who takes no action to realize them
latitudinarianA person who is broad-minded and tolerant (especially in standards of religious belief and conduct)
neoliberalA liberal who subscribes to neoliberalism
pluralistsomeone who believes that distinct ethnic or cultural or religious groups can exist together in society
Broaderadult, grownupA fully developed person from maturity onward
Oppositeconservative, conservativistA person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
Spanishliberal, progresista
Catalanliberal, progressista
Adjectivesprogressivefavoring / favoring or promoting progress
progressivefavoring / favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)

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