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retrogressive

[re-truh-gres-iv] /ˌrɛ trəˈgrɛs ɪv/
adjective
1.
characterized by retrogression; degenerating.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Latin retrōgress(us) (see retrogress) + -ive
Related forms
retrogressively, adverb
unretrogressive, adjective
unretrogressively, adverb
Synonyms
backward.
Antonyms
progressive.
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Word Origin and History for un retrogressive

retrogressive

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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