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Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being progressive

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being progressive; a condition of advance or improvement: as, the progressiveness of science or of taste.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. advancement toward better conditions or policies or methods

Etymologies

progressive +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • No way was I going into that; my so-called progressiveness has huge limits, lol.

    "Scrotum sounded to Lucky like something green that comes up when you have the flu and cough too much."

  • So, she's not progressive enough, but her progressiveness is a problem.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • For though his progressiveness is a consequence of his rationality, still there is no actual reference to progressiveness contained in the usually accepted definition, 'Man is a rational animal.'

    Deductive Logic

  • He was a Liberal, and in the district was regarded as a "Red," but even his progressiveness was a bore.

    The Duel and Other Stories

  • I've seen it argued by conservative religionist that the reason why liberals accept evolution is because of the idea of progressiveness in the facts and theories.

    Discover Blogs

  • And "progressiveness" can easily be increased by giving everyone a lump sum refund that is a larger portion of total consumption for the poor than the rich, and/or exempting from tax items that form a larger portion of the budgets of the poor than rich.

    Income Distribution Stories, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Whatever it is that day, we make our gripes, put his "progressiveness" in meanie scare quotes, or maybe even go all the way with "so-called progressive."

    Josh Mull: What's worse: Steele's Afghanistan comments or the reaction?

  • It quantifies what he is searched in connection with in Google and computes a "progressiveness" (or lack thereof) result.

    Are Obama's "New" Politics Really New?

  • That approach would give us a much better sense of what she has been like as a Senator than any attempt to numerically rate her "progressiveness".

    New Ad: Hillary The Uniter

  • I hereby propose that all academics who call for a boycott of Israel be called out for the disgusting racists they are, because somehow, for some obscure reason, despite all their so-called 'progressiveness' and vaunted 'compassion' they have managed to be completely blind to Hamas' blatant anti-semitism, racial bigotry and institutionalized hatred toward Jews.

    Archive 2009-01-01

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