non·​pro·​gres·​sive ˌnän-prə-ˈgre-siv How to pronounce nonprogressive (audio)
: not progressive
… several of them had started a radical art magazine to counteract what they saw as the school's nonprogressive teaching.Deborah Gimelson
a nonprogressive disorder
nonprogressive verbs

Examples of nonprogressive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Precautionary principle againt GMO doesn't mean inventions= bad, just LARGE SCALE, nonprogressive IRREVERSIBLE modifications to the planet. Keith Kloor, Discover Magazine, 28 June 2013 Of those breast cancers overdiagnosed, about a third were nonprogressive, or small tumors that wouldn’t have caused problems, senior author Ruth Etzioni, a biostatistician at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, says in a video. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Mar. 2022 One by one, internees abase themselves before 60 of their fellow prisoners, repenting of their errors in thinking and their nonprogressive religious practices. James E. Person Jr., National Review, 17 Sep. 2020 Despite Evans’ decidedly nonprogressive policy positions, Jones has become one of her biggest supporters in the Democratic gubernatorial campaign. Jason Johnson, The Root, 1 Sep. 2017 Yes, perhaps the last hope to problematize fascistoid nonprogressive edges, so to speak, is to reterritorialize the oppositional vernaculars. Rebecca Schuman, Slate Magazine, 26 Jan. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonprogressive was in 1851

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“Nonprogressive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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