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[prog-res-ist, -ruh-sist or, esp. British proh-gres-ist, -gruh-sist]
  1. a person favoring progress, as in politics; progressive.
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Origin of progressist

First recorded in 1840–50; progress + -ist
Related formsprog·ress·ism, noun
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Historical Examples

  • His working-men's meeting had been dissolved by a Progressist Burgomaster without any legal justification.

    Dreamers of the Ghetto

    I. Zangwill

  • From the first he took an important place in the chamber, as one of the most notable orators of the Progressist Republican group.