The Indian population, they believed, belonged to the unprogressive and unproductive peoples of the earth.
She should guard against becoming autocratic and unprogressive.
Perhaps they were enterprising young men and women dissatisfied with the poor and unprogressive life at home.
That is to say, he prefer his hands to be unprogressive and in debt.
Some minutes were consumed by random suggestions and unprogressive recommendations.
Her bigotry is that of age, her unprogressive slowness of change is senile.
If you do go to Empoli keep away from this ignorant, unprogressive individual.
An endless (it may be) succession of unprogressive, fruitless events.
We must repeat, however, that the apes were the unprogressive members, and hence we must not judge man's ancestors too harshly.
Her people were unprogressive, her resources undeveloped, her self-defensive capacities insignificant, her government corrupt.
c.1600, "characterized by advancement" (in action, character, etc.), from progress (n.) + -ive, or else from French progressif, from past participle stem of Latin progredi. Of taxation, from 1889; of jazz, from 1947. Meaning "characterized by striving for change and innovation, avant-garde, liberal" is from 1908.
In the socio-political sense "favoring reform; radically liberal," it emerged in various British contexts from the 1880s; in the U.S. it was active as a movement in the 1890s and a generation thereafter, the name being taken again from time to time, most recently by some more liberal Democrats and other social activists, by c.2000. The noun in the sense "one who favors social and political change in the name of progress" is first attested 1865 (originally in Christianity). Earlier in a like sense were progressionist (1849, adjective; 1884, noun), progressist (1848). Related: Progressively; progressiveness.
progressive pro·gres·sive (prə-grěs'ĭv)
Moving forward; advancing.
Proceeding in steps; continuing steadily by increments, as of a course of treatment.
Tending to become more severe or wider in scope, as of a disease or paralysis.