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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [an-tahy, an-tee pruh-gres-iv]
    • /ˈæn taɪ, ˈæn ti prəˈgrɛs ɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [an-tahy, an-tee pruh-gres-iv]
    • /ˈæn taɪ, ˈæn ti prəˈgrɛs ɪv/

Definitions of anti-progressive word

  • adjective anti-progressive favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are, especially in political matters: a progressive mayor. 1
  • adjective anti-progressive making progress toward better conditions; employing or advocating more enlightened or liberal ideas, new or experimental methods, etc.: a progressive community. 1
  • adjective anti-progressive characterized by such progress, or by continuous improvement. 1
  • adjective anti-progressive (initial capital letter) of or relating to any of the Progressive parties in politics. 1
  • adjective anti-progressive going forward or onward; passing successively from one member of a series to the next; proceeding step by step. 1
  • adjective anti-progressive noting or pertaining to a form of taxation in which the rate increases with certain increases in taxable income. 1

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Origin of anti-progressive

First appearance:

before 1600
One of the 39% oldest English words
First recorded in 1600-10; progress + -ive

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Parts of speech for Anti-progressive


anti-progressive popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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