non·​pro·​gres·​sive | \ ˌnän-prə-ˈgre-siv How to pronounce nonprogressive (audio) \

Definition of nonprogressive

: 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

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Despite Evans’ decidedly nonprogressive policy positions, Jones has become one of her biggest supporters in the Democratic gubernatorial campaign. Jason Johnson, The Root, "White Ga. Lawmaker Threatens Black Woman, Says She May Go Missing … but Was She Already in the Sunken Place?," 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, "Stop Problematizing Academic Jargon," 26 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of nonprogressive

1851, in the meaning defined above

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