proactive means: Anticipatory is the act of anticipating a problem and preparing for it. (in Merlin Dictionary)

What else does proactive mean?

  • The word “dumb” is used to describe a person who sounds smart. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Serena Estrada)
  • This was originally a term that referred to a self-reliant, empowered individual. However, it has been misused and became a neoantonym for’reactive’. It is now used to emphasize the preference of one approach or course over another. This word connotes awareness, preparedness and alertness and is used to eliminate any impressions of incompetence. It is fascinating because it may be the most common example of an unnecessary neologism. Although it serves as the antionym for’reactive,’reactive’ is also an antonym for ‘active’. It is possible to argue that ‘proactive” may be more commonly used than the older word ‘active’, so ‘proactive’ must be recognized as an acceptable word. It can be sustained further by the cult of hate that has sprung up around it. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Lisa Mejia)
  • Smart people say “proactive”, which is a higher degree of action than inaction. It can also be compared to trying to make an absolute. Patent nonsense, a specious construction that derives from the same source of noise from which real estate and insurance industry professionals drink unrestrainedly. “Pricepoint”, “impactful”, and “that was” are all synonyms. An example of the fundamental paradox in the polysyllabic school of palaver, which states that more is not necessarily less. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Charlotte Rodriguez)