Jim C
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Jim C asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 1 decade ago

Since when did the term "Progressive".....?

become the new buzz word for "Liberal"? True to form (creating their own words) why can they never call things what they are? Example - 'I never had sexual relations, "as I define it", with that woman'..... (Slick Willy Clinton). I wish I could create my own definitions to the English language.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Pronunciation[pruh-gres-iv] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

    Progressive–adjective 1. favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are, esp. in political matters: a progressive mayor.

    2. making progress toward better conditions; employing or advocating more enlightened or liberal ideas, new or experimental methods, etc.: a progressive community.

    3. characterized by such progress, or by continuous improvement.

    4. (initial capital letter) of or pertaining to any of the Progressive parties in politics.

    5. going forward or onward; passing successively from one member of a series to the next; proceeding step by step.

    6. noting or pertaining to a form of taxation in which the rate increases with certain increases in taxable income.

    7. of or pertaining to progressive education: progressive schools.

    8. Grammar. noting a verb aspect or other verb category that indicates action or state going on at a temporal point of reference.

    9. Medicine/Medical. continuously increasing in extent or severity, as a disease.

    –noun 10. a person who is progressive or who favors progress or reform, esp. in political matters.

    11. (initial capital letter) a member of a Progressive party.

    12. Grammar. a. the progressive aspect.

    b. a verb form or construction in the progressive, as are thinking in They are thinking about it

    Conservative–adjective 1. disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.

    2. cautiously moderate or purposefully low: a conservative estimate.

    3. traditional in style or manner; avoiding novelty or showiness: conservative suit.

    4. (often initial capital letter) of or pertaining to the Conservative party.

    5. (initial capital letter) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Conservative Jews or Conservative Judaism.

    6. having the power or tendency to conserve; preservative.

    7. Mathematics. (of a vector or vector function) having curl equal to zero; irrotational; lamellar.

    –noun 8. a person who is conservative in principles, actions, habits, etc.

    9. a supporter of conservative political policies.

    10. (initial capital letter) a member of a conservative political party, esp. the Conservative party in Great Britain.

    11. a preservative

    Liberal–adjective 1. favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.

    2. (often initial capital letter) noting or pertaining to a political party advocating measures of progressive political reform.

    3. of, pertaining to, based on, or advocating liberalism.

    4. favorable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, esp. as guaranteed by law and secured by governmental protection of civil liberties.

    5. favoring or permitting freedom of action, esp. with respect to matters of personal belief or expression: a liberal policy toward dissident artists and writers.

    6. of or pertaining to representational forms of government rather than aristocracies and monarchies.

    7. free from prejudice or bigotry; tolerant: a liberal attitude toward foreigners.

    8. open-minded or tolerant, esp. free of or not bound by traditional or conventional ideas, values, etc.

    9. characterized by generosity and willingness to give in large amounts: a liberal donor.

    10. given freely or abundantly; generous: a liberal donation.

    11. not strict or rigorous; free; not literal: a liberal interpretation of a rule.

    12. of, pertaining to, or based on the liberal arts.

    13. of, pertaining to, or befitting a freeman.

    –noun 14. a person of liberal principles or views, esp. in politics or religion.

    15. (often initial capital letter) a member of a liberal party in politics, esp. of the Liberal party in Great Britain.

    sounds correct to me to call liberals progressive turn your radio off rush and pick up a dictionary. Progressive is the exact definition of liberal

  • 1 decade ago

    You have to remember the adamant fist pounding for emphasis in his message on the podium as he said it, but people loved him no doubt. Progressive may relate to not so much the reality of the word liberal as YOU define it, but rather the literal term that the word in definition that progressive provides. Forward-moving in the reality of human need, nature and notion of rational thought in regards to such. I am a huge Bush supporter, but admittedly a huge Hillary supporter as well. Don't create your own definitions to the English language, just be forward-moving as to what's best for the country.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's NOT a new term for liberal.Take the time to look up liberal in the dictionary...Also look up conservative,which honestly sounds better to you??(and bush changes words ALL the time,Winning,not winning,illegal alien,guest worker,global warming,climate change,rumsfeld will stay,etc,etc,etc.)

  • bubu
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I wish you could get a life and stop whining.

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  • 1 decade ago

    liberals say that they are "progressive" becuase us conservatives are not. I call BS to every single lib in this country. They suck!

  • 1 decade ago

    Have some more Rum.

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