progressist

[ prog-res-ist, -ruh-sist or, esp. British proh-gres-ist, -gruh-sist ]
/ ˈprɒg rɛs ɪst, -rə sɪst or, esp. British ˈproʊ grɛs ɪst, -grə sɪst /

noun

a person favoring progress, as in politics; progressive.

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Origin of progressist

First recorded in 1840–50; progress + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM progressist

prog·ress·ism, noun
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