progressionist

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

noun

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

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Origin of progressionist

First recorded in 1840–50; progression + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM progressionist

pro·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 forms of progressionist

progressionism, noun
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