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retrogressive (adj.)

"tending to move backward," 1785, from Latin retrogress-, past-participle stem of retrogradi "move backward, go backward" (see retrograde) + -ive. Especially "declining in strength or excellence." Related: Retrogressively.

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Definitions of retrogressive

retrogressive (adj.)
going from better to worse;
Synonyms: retrograde
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