Definition of progressivism in US English:

progressivism

noun

  • Support for or advocacy of social reform.

    ‘the country is seen as a bastion of social progressivism’
    • ‘Progressivism became more important as a political movement than socialism ever did.’
    • ‘Student councils and other forms of student government became widespread because of the influence of American progressivism.’
    • ‘He presents progressivism as the dominant paradigm at the beginning of the twentieth century.’
    • ‘She has criticised educational progressivism and defended the monarchy.’
    • ‘As a result of this diversity, this society has displayed a unique blend of traditionalism and progressivism.’
    • ‘Their progressivism lay in their support for prohibition.’
    • ‘Progressivism could not have made the strides it did, had it not been for the advent of what we would call modern journalism.’
    • ‘Progressivism in education is not highly developed.’
    • ‘Progressivism demands a government of this kind that solves and eliminates all problems.’
    • ‘He shifted increasingly toward progressivism.’

Pronunciation

progressivism

/prəˈɡrɛsəˌvɪzəm//prəˈɡresəˌvizəm/