greenward

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

green +‎ -ward

Adverb[edit]

greenward (comparative more greenward, superlative most greenward)

  1. Towards an ecologically friendly situation.
    • 2006, Mike Davis, City of quartz: excavating the future in Los Angeles (page 202)
      Yet the Bradley administration - moving ever greenward as it bailed itself out from one political corruption crisis to another - continued in theory to commit itself to tougher growth-management and conservationist positions.
    • 2007 May 20, Charles Siebert, “Falling Down Green”, New York Times:
      But it was in the immediate numinous aftermath of that predawn visit that I first saw the next, final stage of our haplessly greenward collapse.