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progressionist

[pruh-gresh-uh-nist]
noun
  1. 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
Related formspro·gres·sion·ism, nounan·ti·pro·gres·sion·ist, noun, adjective
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Examples from the Web for progressionist

Historical Examples

  • He was by education and preference a Tory; by necessity he became a Progressionist.

    Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3, August, 1850.

    Various

  • In the new world of our progressionist teachers, it is electricity that is the real motive-power.

    Dreams

    Jerome K. Jerome


British Dictionary definitions for progressionist

progressionist

progressist (prəˈɡrɛsɪst)

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