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adjective as in reverting

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One of the mission’s objectives is to see how well the capsule will fare in distant retrograde orbit, or DRO.

Yet retrograde, gendered patterns and habits have long fueled tech’s extraordinary moneymaking machine.

However, Ghez’s team has observed a “tentative retrograde” orbit, the exact opposite of Einstein’s predictions.

If Mercury in retrograde is a time of great unbalance, the sobering and protecting powers of amethyst make it a fitting stone for Taco Bell and Pratt to shill.

From Eater

Trina has consistently offered rap anthems for women who refuse to acquiesce to retrograde and, frankly, sexist expectations for how women talk about their sexuality.

The whole hand-to-the-mouth gasping thing we do when learning that women go see these films is horribly retrograde.

But more often, the inclusion of people of color is limited or mitigated by oddly retrograde cultural politics.

Mainline Protestant denominations are in marked decline and Evangelical Christianity is in slow retrograde.

This, lest we forget, remains the modern prototype for a quintessentially retrograde act.

The long-time Washington Post columnist has, again, used his valuable real estate to give retrograde opinions on race.

One retrograde or timid step would open the eyes of men, and bring down ruin on the Pantamorphica.

He executes with speed, and even with ease, all direct motion; but he has no facility for oblique or retrograde motions.

A nation cannot remain stationary; she must advance or retrograde.

But the retrograde movement towards the gate had begun—as unreasoningly, perhaps as blindly, as the simultaneous anger.

On the 10th my army, resuming its retrograde movement, crossed to the north side of Cedar Creek.


On this page you'll find 50 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to retrograde, such as: declining, deteriorating, inverted, lapsing, receding, and reversed.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.