progressive etymology

English word progressive comes from Latin progredior, Latin -ivus (Adjective suffix.)

Detailed word origin of progressive

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
progredior Latin (lat) (figuratively) I make progress, advance, develop, proceed, go on; advance in age, get older.. I come, go, or march forth, forward or on; advance, proceed.
-ivus Latin (lat) Adjective suffix.
progressivus Latin (lat) Progressive.
progressif Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) Progressive (favoring or promoting progress).
progressive English (eng) (grammar) A progressive verb; a verb used the progressive tense and generally conjugated as to end in -ing.. A person who actively favors or strives for progress towards improved conditions, as in society or government. (grammar) continuous. (of an income tax or other tax) Increasing in rate as the taxable amount increases.. Advancing in severity.. Favouring or promoting progress; advanced.. [...]

Words with the same origin as progressive

Descendants of progredior
Descendants of -ivus
abusive activate active affirmative aggressive attractive captive competitive effective exclusive explosive extensive fugitive impulsive massive naive native negative objective productive protective radioactive relative sedative