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  • nounregression
  • noundeterioration

synonyms for retrogression

  • recession
  • regression
  • retreat
  • reverse
  • throwback
  • retroaction
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How to use retrogression in a sentence

Is the progress that seems attainable in certain directions worth the retrogression that may be its price?
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
Ingres could not paint flesh, and in this respect he is indicative of an enormous retrogression as compared with Prudhon.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
Retrogression, reapproach to a standpoint to which the race has been long habituated in the past, is easier.
THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASSTHORSTEIN VEBLEN
But I apprehend that retrogression can only occur where the environment of a living species is altered to its detriment.
THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEW, VOLUME 36, NOVEMBER 1879VARIOUS
In all other essential respects save one, the decade was a period of retrogression for New York City.
THE ARENAVARIOUS
He regards it as a deliberate retrogression to an earlier stage.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: COLOSSIANS AND PHILEMONALEXANDER MACLAREN
War is old--atavistic, a confession of failure, evidence of retrogression.
CLASS OF '29ORRIE LASHIN AND MILO HASTINGS
Whether he realised this retrogression himself it is difficult to say.
CECIL RHODESPRINCESS CATHERINE RADZIWILL
Political retrogression was no longer to bar national progress.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLANDT.F. TOUT
The former makes for progress, the latter for retrogression.
THE PRACTICE AND THEORY OF BOLSHEVISMBERTRAND RUSSELL
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