Thesaurus: progress Synonyms, progress Antonyms
1 forward movement in time or place we're making slow progress against this stiff headwind Synonyms advancement, furtherance, going, headway, march, onrush, passage, process, procession, advance, progressionRelated Words current, drift, flow, flux, stream, way; advent, approach, arrival, coming, nearing; bound, jump, leap, step, stride; impetus, momentumNear Antonyms backwash, ebb, reflux; retraction, return, reversal, reverse; about-face, turnabout, turnaroundAntonyms recess, recession, regress, regression, retreat, retrogression
2 the act or process of going from the simple or basic to the complex or advanced the rapid progress of medical science in the last century Synonyms elaboration, evolution, expansion, growth, development, progressionRelated Words advancement, betterment, improvement, perfection, refinement; incubation, maturation, maturing, ripening; blossoming, flourishing, flowering; addition, augmentation, enhancement, supplementation; emergence, evolvement, metamorphosisNear Antonyms backslide, lapse, relapse; decadence, decay, decaying, declension, declination, decline, degeneracy, degeneration, degradation, descent, deterioration, devaluation, downfall, downgrade, ebbing, falling, weakeningAntonyms regress, regression, retrogression, reversion
Synonyms and Antonyms of progress
1 to become mature generally a species progresses from simple forms to more specialized forms Synonyms age, develop, grow, grow up, mature, ripenRelated Words mellow, soften; bloom, blossom, burgeon (also bourgeon), flourish, flower; open, unfold; advance, evolve; get along, get on, gray (also grey)Near Antonyms decay, decline, degenerate, deteriorate, sink, worsen; droop, dry, fade, flag, sag, shrivel, wane, waste (away), weaken, wilt, wither; regress, retrogress, revert; backslide, lapse, return
2 to move forward along a course our wedding plans are progressing nicely Synonyms advance, come, come along, do, fare, forge, get along, get on, go along, go off, march, pace, proceed, goRelated Words accelerate, fast-forward, speed; approach, near; journey, pass, repair, run, travel, wend; actuate, drive, impel, propel, push; take outNear Antonyms arrest, balk, block, check, detain, halt, hinder, hold back, impede, nip, obstruct, slow (down or up), stem; repress, retard, stunt, suppress; delay, interrupt, stall; cramp, hamper, inhibit; cease, let up, pause; regress; waitAntonyms remain, stand, stay, stop
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