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University educated younger working professionals often living in newer, trendy, upscale type of neighborhoods. Most believe their higher education puts them a good cut above most poor in society and will lead them to a peaceful, quality, happy successful existence in life. Some men living this type of lifestyle can often been seen riding bicycles and often enough put an 'S' on the back of their car windshields at least in Albuquerque, NM or put something about 'Superman' on their license plate to boost their ego or accomplishments. These types of people are the new super hero's in society at least to their own type. Contrary to what most believe they are NOT liberals but more conservatives. They try to 'defy all stereotypes' so the critics can't possibly classify them into any negative based category of which has worked well. It is a trendy respectable thing for them to advocate positive change for humanity or environment but they often look after their own interests in practical reality.
A younger progressive University educated lady asks me what are you buying all the vinegar for? She says your trying to 'go green' and save the environment aren't you? She says that's such a nobel cause as she checks out with her organic veggies and fruits. I refer back that I'm just poor and vinegar happens to work better or be cheaper than other cleaning supplies. She immediately takes a disinterest after that response never looking back again.
by hongestguy87110 July 23, 2009
Living proof that stupidity has no limits. Progressives are people who think a government that runs record deficits should have the power to make businesses operate in a fiscally responsible manner.
Oh you ran up your credit card to the maxium and then took out a new one? How Progressive.
by BlueDelta February 02, 2010
a socialist; a socialist political platform.
Dennis Kucinich is a proud progressive, (hence his single digit polling numbers).
by Clay Bertrand January 25, 2004
n. similar to a "progressive dinner," but with alcohol, where the party progresses from place to place with a different drink at each stop; typically themed with costumes
"Did you go to the progressive the football team was hosting last weekend?"

"The biology majors have the craziest progressives. They always have an awesome theme and go all out on costumes."
by jujubee33 April 20, 2010
A style of electronic music similar to trance and house, composeed of bass-driven grooves, repetative drumbeat, and deep and dark melodies. Usu. 120-145 BPM.
The DJ spins progressive; we'll be here for a while.
by DJdre June 11, 2004
Progressive music is the natural, evolutionary progression a genre.

Originally coined for progressive metal (aka prog metal), it is now used for almost every major genre. (On a side note listening to progressive music is like watching a good movie).

Progressive metal is defined by much lengthier songs, averaging 8-10 minutes each (with instances of 20, 40, and 60 minute songs that are also played live) with heavy emphasis placed on the technical aspects of playing instruments, a continuance of the progression from classical music that it's parent genres, thrash/speed, and heavy metal introduced. The lyrics are an advancement of the poetic harmony introduced in the lyrics of the speed/thrash metal bands Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Exodus. Also...progressive music tends to well up emotional responses very well, especially live.

The progressive metal movement was started by Fates Warning as they began to move from the Iron Maiden like sound of their first two albums. The term however was coined to describe Dream Theater, who is considered by most to be the band that defined the genre.
To name a few (alpha order so as to offend nobody 8o)...Angra, Dream Theater, Enchant, Evergrey, Fates Warning, Labyrinth, Opeth, Savatage, Shadow Gallery, Spiral Architect, Sun Cage, Symphony X, Threshold, Vanden Plas
by Anah Numus January 22, 2005
(noun) In favor of improvement of the human condition, specifically via technological innovation and development
You support new taxes on home builders? I thought you said you were progressive.
by Starchild September 18, 2003