unprogressive


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unprogressive

(ˌʌnprəˈɡrɛsɪv)
adj
not progressive; old-fashioned; conservative
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Adj.1.unprogressive - old-fashioned and out of dateunprogressive - old-fashioned and out of date  
conservative - resistant to change

unprogressive

adjective
Clinging to obsolete ideas:
References in classic literature ?
Napoleon III, the representative of the highest modern civilization, progress, and refinement; Abdul-Aziz, the representative of a people by nature and training filthy, brutish, ignorant, unprogressive, superstitious--and a government whose Three Graces are Tyranny, Rapacity, Blood.
I felt no condemnation; yet the memory, static, unprogressive, haunted me.
Never had that great gathering place, that incessant, aimless, unprogressive hurry of waste and battered things, been so crowded with strange and melancholy derelicts.
This unprogressive nature which has continued to draw the continent backwards in global aviation development is playing out in the manner many of the African countries waste no time in frustrating efforts of airlines from other parts of the continent to connect the continent through air link.
If he was speaking in his normal style we could expect something more like "an unprogressive agglomeration of reactionary and craven invertebrates".
Sadly, in our case, we have an archaic and unprogressive selection process.
In choosing stories that emphasize citizen activism, Cole has left out important ways that the federal courts are anti-democratic and distinctly unprogressive, although not at all apolitical.
It has been formalistically read as a fractal metaphor of cyclic, unprogressive narratives dominating the naturalist aesthetic (Pizer 1984, 21).
The unprogressive extent to which taxes on wealthy individuals and corporations have declined in recent decades, along with overall global taxes as a percentage of world GDP, is staggering, and another reason for the rise of the 1%.
Mostly, I think we just got tired of living the baby boomer fantasy of ideal romantic love, propagated in large part by the society's unprogressive cultural expectations regarding gender roles.
The problem was that natural selection was wasteful, slow, unprogressive, and inhumane.
But since this new party wishes to disband in seven years, I don't want to appear unkindly dismissive, but should we in any case be unduly bothered by its somewhat archaic and unprogressive mind-set?