- the progressive aspect.
- a verb form or construction in the progressive, as are thinking in They are thinking about it.
Origin of progressive
Synonyms for progressive
Related Words for progressivenessliberal, leftist, left, progressive, radical, leftism, liberalism, progressivism
Examples from the Web for progressiveness
Contemporary Examples of progressiveness
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
April 4, 2014
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
September 15, 2013
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
Historical Examples of progressiveness
Franck now turned to a subject which reflects his courage and progressiveness.An African Adventure
Isaac F. Marcosson
The success of the school has been commensurate with its progressiveness.
He is actuated by a spirit of progressiveness in all that he does.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 2 (of 2)
William Denison Lyman
A continuity would be given to your being, and its progressiveness ensured.Anima Poet
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
We noticed a characteristic lack of progressiveness in so many respects.Europe from a Motor Car
- the progressive aspect of a verb
- a verb in this aspect
c.1600, "characterized by advancement" (in action, character, etc.), from progress (n.) + -ive, or else from French progressif, from past participle stem of Latin progredi. Of taxation, from 1889; of jazz, from 1947. Meaning "characterized by striving for change and innovation, avant-garde, liberal" is from 1908.
In the socio-political sense "favoring reform; radically liberal," it emerged in various British contexts from the 1880s; in the U.S. it was active as a movement in the 1890s and a generation thereafter, the name being taken again from time to time, most recently by some more liberal Democrats and other social activists, by c.2000. The noun in the sense "one who favors social and political change in the name of progress" is first attested 1865 (originally in Christianity). Earlier in a like sense were progressionist (1849, adjective; 1884, noun), progressist (1848). Related: Progressively; progressiveness.