retrogressive


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.retrogressive - going from better to worse
regressive - opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state

retrogressive

adjective
Directed or facing toward the back or rear:
Translations

retrogressive

[ˌretrəʊˈgresɪv] ADJretrógrado

retrogressive

adj (= moving backwards)rückläufig; (fig) plan, policyrückschrittlich; (Biol) → rückläufig; retrogressive stepRückschritt m

retrogressive

[ˌrɛtrəʊˈgrɛsɪv] adj (frm) (change) → retrogrado/a
References in classic literature ?
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They say he is the most retrogressive man in the county.
The ideas, the modes, the surroundings, appeared retrogressive and unmeaning.
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