Whiggish

adjective
Whig·​gish | \ ˈ(h)wi-gish How to pronounce Whiggish (audio) \

Definition of Whiggish

1 : characteristic of Whigs or Whiggery
2 : of, relating to, or characterized by a view which holds that history follows a path of inevitable progression and improvement and which judges the past in light of the present

First Known Use of Whiggish

1684, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Whiggish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Whiggish. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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