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Adjective progressive has 5 senses
  1. progressive - favoring or promoting progress; "progressive schools"
    regressive, atavistic, throwback, retrograde, retrogressive, returning, reverting, unmodernized, unmodernised
  2. progressive, reformist, reform-minded - favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
    Antonym: conservative (indirect, via liberal)
  3. progressive - (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount increases
    regressive, flat, fixed, graduated
  4. progressive - gradually advancing in extent
    decreasing (indirect, via increasing)
  5. progressive - advancing in severity; "progressive paralysis"
    inactive (indirect, via active)
Noun progressive has 2 senses
  1. progressive, progressive tense, imperfect, imperfect tense, continuous tense - a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
    --1 is a kind of tense
    --1 has particulars:
     present progressive, present progressive tense; past progressive, past progressive tense; future progressive, future progressive tense
  2. liberal, progressive - a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
    --2 is a kind of adult, grownup
    --2 has particulars:
     armchair liberal; latitudinarian; neoliberal; pluralist; Whig
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