progressionist

[ pruh-gresh-uh-nist ]
/ prəˈgrɛʃ ə nɪst /

noun

a person who believes in progress, as of humankind or society.

Nearby words

  1. progress,
  2. progress bar,
  3. progress chaser,
  4. progress payment,
  5. progression,
  6. progressist,
  7. progressive,
  8. progressive assimilation,
  9. progressive bulbar paralysis,
  10. progressive cataract

Origin of progressionist

First recorded in 1840–50; progression + -ist

Related formspro·gres·sion·ism, nounan·ti·pro·gres·sion·ist, noun, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for progressionism

progressionist

progressist (prəˈɡrɛsɪst)

/ (prəˈɡrɛʃənɪst) /

noun rare

an advocate of social, political, or economic progress; a member of a progressive political party
Derived Formsprogressionism, noun

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