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synonyms for retrogressive

  • astern
  • behind
  • inverted
  • rearward
  • regressive
  • retrograde
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How to use retrogressive in a sentence

True, retrogressive forms occasionally occur in this as well as in most other sorts of myth and of literary composition.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
On the other hand, however, we also discern certain tendencies of a retrogressive nature.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
On the contrary, the tendency of the saint legend is retrogressive, namely, toward a return to the mrchen stage of myth.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
They sat on the floor and imbibed germs, and they did all sorts of unscientific, retrogressive things.
THE INCUBATOR BABYELLIS PARKER BUTLER
On this junction being effected retrogressive changes take place in the original subintestinal vessel.
THE WORKS OF FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR, VOLUME 1FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR
One retrogressive influence fails to find positive official expression, and is, therefore, the more worthy of notice.
THE ARENAVARIOUS
The former would thus nearly coincide with Haeckels progressive, and the latter with his retrogressive metagenesis.
STUDIES IN THE THEORY OF DESCENT (VOLUMES 1 AND 2)AUGUST WEISMANN
By a lengthening of the summer there occurs therefore a retrogressive interruption of generations.
STUDIES IN THE THEORY OF DESCENT (VOLUMES 1 AND 2)AUGUST WEISMANN
He has also pointed out that morbid proclivities and retrogressive tendencies are peculiarly rife among mulattoes.
DEGENERACYEUGENE S. TALBOT
In addition to all other faults, I hold that this philosophy, or phantasm of philosophy, is eminently retrogressive.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT G. INGERSOLL, VOL. 6 (OF 12)ROBERT G. INGERSOLL
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO RETROGRESSIVE

  • behind the times
  • close-minded
  • conservative
  • conventional
  • dated
  • of the old school
  • old-fashioned
  • old-school
  • orthodox
  • out-of-date
  • outdated
  • passive
  • reactionary
  • regressive
  • retrogressive
  • traditional
  • uncreative
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