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See definition of regressive on Dictionary.com
  • as inreactionary
  • as inbackward
  • as inrecessive
  • as inreversed
  • as inmossbacked
  • as inretrogressive

synonyms for regressive

  • counterrevolutionary
  • rightist
  • rigid
  • Tory
  • obscurantist
  • right
  • die-hard
  • old-line
  • orthodox
  • retrogressive
  • standpat
  • traditional
  • traditionalistic
  • dormant
  • inactive
  • latent
  • suspended
  • receding
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antonyms for regressive

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  • liberal
  • progressive
  • radical
  • smart
  • fast
  • developing
  • aggressive
  • forward
  • ahead
  • intelligent
  • precocious
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      Dream symbols are the most easily demonstrable, and after them, certain peculiarities of regressive dream representations.
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      WORDS RELATED TO REGRESSIVE

      • backward
      • declinatory
      • deleterious
      • depressive
      • deteriorating
      • dwindling
      • regressive
      • retrogressive
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