A word dumb poeple use to sound smart.
"Whats your opinion on the matter, Bob?"
"Oh, well I'm proactive."
by T April 25, 2003
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The things you do that you don't have to do that make all the difference when it's to late to do anything about it!
by zowie123 February 4, 2010
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according to me, proactive means getting some other significant information, then getting the desired information and then recalling the desired information
by darshan g godbole August 27, 2003
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When a guy ejaculated all up in a bitches or fags face.....named after the facial cream proactive...."facial"
Dawg i gave that bitch a proactive last night i was like skeet skeet all up in that grill like uhhhhhh
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Originally a psychological term indicating an empowered, self-reliant individual, this has evolved through misuse into a neo-antonym of 'reactive', and is used as such to emphasise the preferability of one attitude or course of action over another. It connotes alertness, awareness and preparedness, and seeks to dispel any conceivable impression of incompetence.

'Proactive' is interesting in that it is perhaps the classic example of the unnecessary neologism. It serves as an antonym to 'reactive', yet 'reactive' is itself the antonym of 'active'.

Arguably, since 'proactive' is now perhaps more widely used than 'active' for the specific purpose covered by the newer word, 'proactive' must be recognised as a legitimate word. The cult of hatred that has understandably grown up around the word can only help it endure further.
One is 'active' as opposed to being 'passive' or 'reactive'. One is 'proactive' as opposed to 'speaking English'.
by Peter Gibney December 20, 2006
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