from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to retrogression
- adj. Directed towards the rear or the past; retrograde
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tending to retrograde; going or moving backward; declining from a better to a worse state.
- adj. Passing from a higher to a lower condition; declining from a more perfect state of organization; regressive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Going backward; retrograde; declining in strength or excellence; degenerating.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. going from better to worse
Sorry, no etymologies found.
He is only devoid of cultural cachet or culturally "retrogressive" if, as a culture, we dismiss these personal qualities and refuse to see them as part of our future.
A narrative elaborated in terms of "reverse discrimination", "retrogressive" as opposed to "emancipatory" identities, alongside the bait of "effortless osmosis" as the vehicle for change, cannot but be self-defeating.
The reformer who was so recently "retrogressive" had now become a rival in reform.
Jezebel blog, someone named simply Irin thinks it's all "retrogressive" in tone:
This is in contrast to borrowed energy or fossil fuels, where you always have to dig a deeper coal mine or drill a deeper oil well in further away places to keep that clock radio telling the time or not; defined by Walrus as a "retrogressive" economy.
INLD secretary general & Rajya Sabha MP Ajay Singh Chautala described the step as 'retrogressive' & yet another flip-flopping in the vital field of education.
Leila de Lima, chairwoman of the Commission on Human Rights, denounced the Election Commission's ruling as "retrogressive" and said it "smacks of discrimination and prejudice."
Both states' measures run counter to the growing national trend of denying in-state benefits and public funding to undocumented students -- a retrogressive movement that began with the passage of Arizona's pernicious 2005 law, Prop 300.
This move should recruit supporters of sustainable and locally grown food and induce them to overlook the company's retrogressive labor practices.
It makes a better anthem than the sullen, retrogressive Flower of Scotland.
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