He was one of those undecided kind of non-progressive beings, who are always inclined to let well alone.
It produces a conservative, untruthful, cunning, and non-progressive people.
It was non-progressive in its elementary education, the father generally expecting his son to follow his calling.
But this is not at all the way of animal instinct, which begins and ends as instinct and is non-progressive.
His non-progressive disciples, now left without a leader, naturally fell in with the Pharisees.
A mean term will be found in the folklore preserved by the non-progressive classes in a progressive people.
As a rule, the mestizos of Ecuador are ignorant, indolent and non-progressive.
The Assembly of Lower Canada were rapidly becoming conservative or non-progressive.
It cannot be possible to enjoy the blessings of the West while men are tyrannised by a non-progressive religion of the East.
Both men and women are sentimental and non-progressive, but education is assumed to make wiser human beings.
c.1600, "characterized by advancement" (in action, character, etc.), from progress (n.) + -ive, or else from French progressif, from past participle stem of Latin progredi. Of taxation, from 1889; of jazz, from 1947. Meaning "characterized by striving for change and innovation, avant-garde, liberal" is from 1908.
In the socio-political sense "favoring reform; radically liberal," it emerged in various British contexts from the 1880s; in the U.S. it was active as a movement in the 1890s and a generation thereafter, the name being taken again from time to time, most recently by some more liberal Democrats and other social activists, by c.2000. The noun in the sense "one who favors social and political change in the name of progress" is first attested 1865 (originally in Christianity). Earlier in a like sense were progressionist (1849, adjective; 1884, noun), progressist (1848). Related: Progressively; progressiveness.
progressive pro·gres·sive (prə-grěs'ĭv)
Moving forward; advancing.
Proceeding in steps; continuing steadily by increments, as of a course of treatment.
Tending to become more severe or wider in scope, as of a disease or paralysis.