progressive


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Synonyms for progressive

Synonyms for progressive

ahead of current trends or customs

not narrow or conservative in thought, expression, or conduct

favoring civil liberties and social progress

a person with liberal political opinions

Synonyms for progressive

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

favoring or promoting progress

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favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)

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

gradually advancing in extent

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(of a card game or a dance) involving a series of sections for which the participants successively change place or relative position

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advancing in severity

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It may be progressive, but, barrin' that, it's the putterin'est, slimjammest business top of earth.
Bert, it is necessary to explain, was a progressive Smallways.
Here, apparently, he found the progressive quality his nature had craved.
Of course there were those who were opposed to any such recognition of the rights of the Negro, but the Board of Directors, composed of men who represented the best and most progressive element in the South, had their way, and voted to invite a black man to speak on the opening day.
He therefore bought a telescope, which enabled him to watch as accurately as did the owner himself every progressive development of the flower, from the moment when, in the first year, its pale seed-leaf begins to peep from the ground, to that glorious one, when, after five years, its petals at last reveal the hidden treasures of its chalice.
It is true, the more progressive members of our horde lived in the caves above the river.
They evicted the scholar class, which was violently reactionary, and put into office progressive officials.
You are the Opossum of the Future, the ultimate Fittest Survivor of our species, the ripe result of progressive prehensility - all tail
The Philippines are well administered, and constitute one of the most progressive colonies of the Chinese empire.
The common stairs of this mansion were bare and carpetless; but a curious visitor who had to climb his way to the top, might have observed that there were not wanting indications of the progressive poverty of the inmates, although their rooms were shut.
Barbicane appeared highly pleased on observing the progressive elevation of the land; and in answer to a question of J.
The animal an instant before bursting expanded to half again its natural size; and the explosion took place about fifteen seconds after the rapid progressive motion had ceased: in a few cases it was preceded for a short interval by a rotatory movement on the longer axis.
History, however, shows no great progressive movement unaccompanied by exaggerations and extravagances.
He had heard of Andrey Semyonovitch, who had once been his ward, as a leading young progressive who was taking an important part in certain interesting circles, the doings of which were a legend in the provinces.
He had something progressive to say on the subject which might console his worthy friend and "could not fail" to promote his development.
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