- the progressive aspect.
- a verb form or construction in the progressive, as are thinking in They are thinking about it.
OTHER WORDS FROM progressive
How to use progressive in a sentence
She said she is running for her third term in order to continue pushing for progressive change in her state.
The state keeps electing Democrats, she writes, but that doesn’t mean actual policies are getting more progressive.Morning Report: What Women Candidates and Officeholders Face|Voice of San Diego|November 9, 2020|Voice of San Diego
A progressive and advocate for laborers’ rights, Bernstein is currently serving as a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.Meet the three people who will define economic policy for the next four years|Nicole Goodkind|November 7, 2020|Fortune
There will be pressure to move quickly on a more progressive agenda, but moving any new dollars outside the traditional budget process — in June — will require the support of at least one Republican.
For his research, he contracted with Catalist, a vendor that buys voter registration data from states, cleans it, and sells it to the Democratic Party and progressive groups.How claims of voter fraud were supercharged by bad science|Bobbie Johnson|November 1, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Years later, he got a high-profile job at Mozilla, a tech company in a professional community noted for its progressiveness.In Gay Rights Fights, Bullies Love to Play the Victim|Tim Teeman|April 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In this mood, Democrats may care a lot more about toughness and combativeness than about minute gradations of progressiveness.How Obama is Setting the Stage for Hillary in 2016|David Frum|September 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It tries for progressiveness and ends up being ... achingly middle of the road.Fall-Winter TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2013–14’s New Shows|Jace Lacob, Kevin Fallon|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The words Progress and Progressiveness are not here to be understood as synonymous with improvement and tendency to improvement.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
The account proceeds with a thoughtful deliberation and river-like momentum of progressiveness.William Bradford of Plymouth|Albert Hale Plumb
Mr. Ferrel has always been actuated by a spirit of enterprise and progressiveness in anything that he has undertaken.
Outside of milling circles Mr. Isaacs was perhaps best known by reason of his public spirit and his progressiveness.
Our country has been unprecedentedly developed in consequence of the energy and progressiveness of its railway managers.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
British Dictionary definitions for progressive (1 of 2)
- the progressive aspect of a verb
- a verb in this aspect