unprogressive

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Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ progressive

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

unprogressive (comparative more unprogressive, superlative most unprogressive)

  1. Not progressive; not contributing to progress.
    • 1961 June, B. A. Haresnape, “Design on the railway: Part Four”, in Trains Illustrated, page 354:
      Introducing a comprehensive re-design scheme for the Canadian National Railways earlier this year, the Director of Public Relations, Mr. C. A. Harris, said a 1959 survey by his department had revealed that the railways were felt by the public to be unprogressive and slow to improve performance and service; the existing modernisation scheme had, he said, been lying like an iceberg, mostly beneath the surface.