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retrogress definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: get worse or fall back to a previous condition [syn: regress, retrograde, retrogress] [ant: advance, come along, come on, get along, get on, progress, shape up]
2: go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals" [syn: relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back]

Merriam Webster's

intransitive verb Etymology: Latin retrogressus, past participle of retrogradi Date: 1819 to move backward ; revert

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.intr. 1 go back; move backwards. 2 deteriorate. Derivatives: retrogressive adj. Etymology: RETRO-, after PROGRESS v.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Retrogress Re"tro*gress, n. [Cf. L. retrogressus.] Retrogression. [R.] --H. Spenser.

Moby Thesaurus

advance, ascend, back, back up, backslide, budge, change, change place, circle, climb, cock, come after, come last, degenerate, descend, deteriorate, disimprove, ebb, fall astern, fall back, fall behind, flow, follow, get behind, get over, get worse, go, go around, go back, go backwards, go behind, go round, go sideways, grow worse, gyrate, jerk back, lag behind, lapse, lapse back, let down, lose ground, mount, move, move over, plunge, progress, pull back, recede, recidivate, regress, relapse, retrocede, retroflex, retrograde, retrovert, return, reverse, revert, rise, rotate, run, shift, sicken, sink, slacken, slip back, soar, spin, stir, stream, subside, throw back, trail, trail behind, travel, wane, whirl, worsen



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