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ret·ro·gress

 (rĕt′rə-grĕs′, rĕt′rə-grĕs′)
intr.v. ret·ro·gressed, ret·ro·gress·ing, ret·ro·gress·es
1. To return to an earlier, inferior, or less complex condition.
2. To go or move backward.

[Latin retrōgradī, *retrōgress- : retrō-, retro- + gradī, to go; see ghredh- in Indo-European roots.]

ret′ro·gres′sion (-grĕsh′ən) adj.
ret′ro·gres′sive adj.
re′tro·gres′sive·ly adv.

retrogress

(ˌrɛtrəʊˈɡrɛs)
vb (intr)
1. to go back to an earlier, esp worse, condition; degenerate or deteriorate
2. to move backwards; recede
3. (Biology) biology to develop characteristics or features of lower or simpler organisms; degenerate
[C19: from Latin retrōgressus having moved backwards, from retrōgradī; see retrograde]
ˌretroˈgression n
ˌretroˈgressive adj
ˌretroˈgressively adv

ret•ro•gress

(ˌrɛ trəˈgrɛs, ˈrɛ trəˌgrɛs)

v.i.
1. to go backward into an earlier and usu. worse condition.
2. to move backward.
[1810–20; < Latin retrōgressus, past participle of retrōgradī to go back or backward]
ret`ro•gress′ive, adj.
ret`ro•gress′ive•ly, adv.

retrogress


Past participle: retrogressed
Gerund: retrogressing

Imperative
retrogress
retrogress
Present
I retrogress
you retrogress
he/she/it retrogresses
we retrogress
you retrogress
they retrogress
Preterite
I retrogressed
you retrogressed
he/she/it retrogressed
we retrogressed
you retrogressed
they retrogressed
Present Continuous
I am retrogressing
you are retrogressing
he/she/it is retrogressing
we are retrogressing
you are retrogressing
they are retrogressing
Present Perfect
I have retrogressed
you have retrogressed
he/she/it has retrogressed
we have retrogressed
you have retrogressed
they have retrogressed
Past Continuous
I was retrogressing
you were retrogressing
he/she/it was retrogressing
we were retrogressing
you were retrogressing
they were retrogressing
Past Perfect
I had retrogressed
you had retrogressed
he/she/it had retrogressed
we had retrogressed
you had retrogressed
they had retrogressed
Future
I will retrogress
you will retrogress
he/she/it will retrogress
we will retrogress
you will retrogress
they will retrogress
Future Perfect
I will have retrogressed
you will have retrogressed
he/she/it will have retrogressed
we will have retrogressed
you will have retrogressed
they will have retrogressed
Future Continuous
I will be retrogressing
you will be retrogressing
he/she/it will be retrogressing
we will be retrogressing
you will be retrogressing
they will be retrogressing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been retrogressing
you have been retrogressing
he/she/it has been retrogressing
we have been retrogressing
you have been retrogressing
they have been retrogressing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been retrogressing
you will have been retrogressing
he/she/it will have been retrogressing
we will have been retrogressing
you will have been retrogressing
they will have been retrogressing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been retrogressing
you had been retrogressing
he/she/it had been retrogressing
we had been retrogressing
you had been retrogressing
they had been retrogressing
Conditional
I would retrogress
you would retrogress
he/she/it would retrogress
we would retrogress
you would retrogress
they would retrogress
Past Conditional
I would have retrogressed
you would have retrogressed
he/she/it would have retrogressed
we would have retrogressed
you would have retrogressed
they would have retrogressed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.retrogress - get worse or fall back to a previous condition
decline, worsen - grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
2.retrogress - go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"
retrovert, revert, turn back, regress, return - go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"

retrogress

verb
1. To slip from a higher or better condition to a former, usually lower or poorer one:
2. To move in a reverse direction:
Idiom: retrace one's steps.
3. To move back or away from a point, limit, or mark:
Translations

retrogress

[ˌretrəʊˈgres] VI
1. (= recede) → retroceder
2. (fig) (= degenerate) → empeorar, degenerar, decaer

retrogress

vi (= go backwards)sich rückwärts bewegen; (= deteriorate)sich zurückentwickeln

retrogress

[ˌrɛtrəʊˈgrɛs] vi (frm) → regredire
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