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Meaning of RETROGRESSIVE

Pronunciation:  `retru'gresiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  going from better to worse
 

RETROGRESSIVE is a 13 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: declining, deteriorating, failing, regressing, regressive, retrograde
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re`tro*gres"sive\, a. [Cf. F. r['e]trogressif.]
1. Tending to retrograde; going or moving backward; declining
   from a better to a worse state.

2. (Biol.) Passing from a higher to a lower condition;
   declining from a more perfect state of organization;
   regressive.

 

 

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