- the progressive aspect.
- a verb form or construction in the progressive, as are thinking in They are thinking about it.
- progress chaser,
- progress payment,
- progressive assimilation,
- progressive bulbar paralysis,
- progressive cataract,
- progressive cerebral poliodystrophy,
- progressive conservative
Origin of progressive
Examples from the Web for non-progressive
There is no necessity, however, for the social control which religion exerts being of a non-progressive kind.Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
It was non-progressive in its elementary education, the father generally expecting his son to follow his calling.History of Education|Levi Seeley
It cannot be possible to enjoy the blessings of the West while men are tyrannised by a non-progressive religion of the East.Mohammed, The Prophet of Islam|H. E. E. Hayes
He was one of those undecided kind of non-progressive beings, who are always inclined to let well alone.
As a rule, the mestizos of Ecuador are ignorant, indolent and non-progressive.
- the progressive aspect of a verb
- a verb in this aspect
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.