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

Origin of progressionist

First recorded in 1840–50; progression + -ist
Related formspro·gres·sion·ism, nounan·ti·pro·gres·sion·ist, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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progressist (prəˈɡrɛsɪst)

noun rare

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