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Synonyms for retrogress

to slip from a higher or better condition to a former, usually lower or poorer one

to move in a reverse direction

to move back or away from a point, limit, or mark

Synonyms for retrogress

get worse or fall back to a previous condition

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with a shortcut to determine whether' a voting change retrogresses
Equally intensely dreaded at the time Thomas wrote was the possible "cooling" of men into women, a transmutation which was (all too frequently) underlined as "naturally" impossible, on the basis that it would be against Nature for a perfect (male) state to retrogress into a lesser (female) one.
Developmental psychologists have previously noted that one's capacity to develop thinking abilities does not retrogress with progression from adolescence to adulthood.
For the imperialist powers allied themselves with all the most backward and reactionary classes in the colony to fleece it, keep its people in bondage, and build a basic complementarity between the metropolitan economy and the economy of the colony--a complementarity which had a distoring effect on the latter, caused it to retrogress, and laid the basis of its underdevelopment.
The second lady, therefore, appealed to Ghanaians to vote for NPP in 2020 to in order to continue the good work and not to allow any party to retrogress in Ghana.
Minister Tarr said she was aware that her actions as Minister could take the fight for women's rights and gender equality in Liberia 'forward or backward', and was open to working with everyone to ensure that the fight for gender equality doesn't retrogress. ' Ours is an open leadership.
These three areas are interrelated as the progress or retrogress of one sector affects the other two.
KILTO TAKE: Retrogress. A rush of rock that's out to take the world by storm with its soaring guitars and even more soaring vocals.
''The carefully engineered test bed for North Korea's nascent nuclear missile force would be destroyed, and its attempt to retrogress to Cold War threats thwarted.
So, the choice is ours to make between restructuring the country with the chances of getting better or maintaining the current structure and retrogress further.
We are witnessing how we continue to retrogress, while our Asian neighbors have overtaken us.
In other words, we are supposed to improve or attain a higher level of soul evolution every reincarnation, but because of free will, we can choose to do evil over good, and therefore retrogress in the next life.
When an organization is not consistently making progress, it begins to retrogress. However, this may not be immediately noticeable and the issue is not given the quick attention it deserves until it gets too late.
They know that any major change could only retrogress into more changes and delays.
And as far as the anticorruption campaign goes, the new administration may be said to retrogress. (See third concern below.)