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Synonyms for retrogression

a return to a former, usually worse condition

Synonyms for retrogression

passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form

returning to a former state

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For four decades the ruling class has been engaged in a systematic effort to reverse all previous social reforms and regulatory restrictions on business, engineering a historic retrogression in the living standards of the majority of the population.
Capitalist restructuring becomes inseparable from political retrogression, repression, and social surveillance.
jurisdiction could hardly have been accused of retrogression merely
157) Further, at least one court has held that coalition districts are implicated in the retrogression analysis for preclearance under section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
With the exception of Cape Verde, Mozambique, Namibia, Sierra Leone, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the results indicate that, on average, the countries in the sample experienced a general retrogression in TFP between 1966 and 2001.
Experimental manipulation of habitat structure: a retrogression of the small mammal succession.
That is one important thing to remember about the ecumenical "movement": for all its hesitations and meandering, false starts and occasional retrogression, it does continue to move.
What outrages me is that the likelihood is that with time there will not be progress and more lifelong learning but a retrogression in the knowledge and understanding of a future generation.
The temporary maps still contain too much of the retrogression that was in the original legislative maps.
Rather than looking at traditional economic statistics, we explore newspapers, diaries, and other primary sources to discover the variety of ways in which the wartime economy actually amounted to a retrogression for many families because they had to supply additional labor, accept inferior goods, and do without many goods altogether as resources were diverted to the war effort and wartime controls constrained the market process.
They said the entire world is moving ahead on the path to progress but we are on the path to retrogression due to ill-conceived policies of government.
Barbara Arnwine, the president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee, says that progress on racial and social justice issues is "not linear--it zigzags" and that "inertia means retrogression.
This retrogression could have been due to abrupt local heavy snowfall.
Based on the above background of economic retrogression the Yemeni government , in cooperation with the IMF and the WB, has adopted the Structural Reforms Program depends on comprehensive strategy .
We are looking forward to the elections in 2014, which will be a year of change, not a year of retrogression.