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  • retrogress — 1819, from L. retrogress , pp. stem of retrogradi (see RETROGRADE (Cf. retrograde)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Retrogress — Re tro*gress, n. [Cf. L. retrogressus.] Retrogression. [R.] H. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • retrogress — ► VERB ▪ go back to an earlier and typically inferior state …   English terms dictionary

  • retrogress — [re′trə gres΄, re΄trə gres′] vi. [L retrogressus, pp. of retrogradi: see RETROGRADE] to move backward, esp. into an earlier, less complex, or worse condition; decline; degenerate retrogressive adj. retrogressively adv …   English World dictionary

  • retrogress — /re treuh gres , re treuh gres /, v.i. 1. to go backward into an earlier and usually worse condition: to retrogress to infantilism. 2. to move backward. [1810 20; < L retrogressus ptp. of retrogradi to go back or backward, equiv. to retro RETRO + …   Universalium

  • retrogress — intransitive verb Etymology: Latin retrogressus, past participle of retrogradi Date: 1819 to move backward ; revert …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • retrogress — verb a) To return to an earlier, simpler or worse condition; to regress. b) To go backwards; to retreat …   Wiktionary

  • retrogress — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • retrogress — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. revert, decline. See reversion, regression, deterioration. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To slip from a higher or better condition to a former, usually lower or poorer one: backslide, lapse,… …   English dictionary for students

  • retrogress — ret|ro|gress [ ,retrou gres ] verb intransitive FORMAL to become worse by returning to a situation or condition that is worse than the present one ╾ ret|ro|gres|sion noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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