1. progressive

adjective. ['prəˈgrɛsɪv'] favoring or promoting reform (often by government action).


  • reform-minded
  • reformist


  • aft
  • back
  • unoriginal

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Rhymes with Progressive

  • unimpressive
  • expressive
  • successive
  • repressive
  • regressive
  • impressive
  • depressive
  • recessive
  • possessive
  • oppressive
  • obsessive
  • excessive
  • aggressive

How do you pronounce progressive?

Pronounce progressive as prəˈgrɛsɪv.

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Sentences with progressive

1. Adjective
The band is a progressive rock band with their roots in 1960s and 70s rock and roll.

Quotes about progressive

1. Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.
- Paul J. Meyer

2. Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.
- Jane Addams

3. The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

2. progressive

adjective. ['prəˈgrɛsɪv'] favoring or promoting progress.


  • modernized
  • forward-moving
  • forward
  • forward-looking
  • state-of-the-art
  • innovative
  • modern
  • advanced
  • industrial
  • modernised


  • nonindustrial
  • backward
  • early
  • old

3. progressive

adjective. ['prəˈgrɛsɪv'] gradually advancing in extent.


  • noncurrent

4. progressive

noun. ['prəˈgrɛsɪv'] a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going.


  • present progressive
  • present progressive tense
  • tense
  • future progressive tense
  • imperfect tense
  • imperfect
  • continuous tense
  • past progressive
  • future progressive
  • progressive tense


  • low-tech
  • noncivilized
  • retarded
  • low

5. progressive

adjective. ['prəˈgrɛsɪv'] (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount of income increases.


  • middle

6. progressive

noun. ['prəˈgrɛsɪv'] a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties.


  • grownup
  • liberal
  • armchair liberal
  • latitudinarian
  • adult
  • pluralist
  • liberalist
  • neoliberal


  • conservative
  • unfashionable
  • old style
  • fixed-width font

7. progressive

adjective. ['prəˈgrɛsɪv'] (of a card game or a dance) involving a series of sections for which the participants successively change place or relative position.


  • nonmodern

8. progressive

adjective. ['prəˈgrɛsɪv'] advancing in severity.


  • timid