Retrogress meaning

rĕtrə-grĕs, rĕtrə-grĕs
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To go or move backward.
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To return to an earlier, inferior, or less complex condition.
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To move backward, esp. into an earlier, less complex, or worse condition; decline; degenerate.
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(intransitive) To return to an earlier, simpler or worse condition; to regress.
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(intransitive) To go backwards; to retreat.
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(intransitive) To return to bad behaviour; to relapse.
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Origin of retrogress

  • Latin retrōgradī *retrōgress- retrō- retro- gradī to go ghredh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin retrōgressus, perfect active participle of retrōgradior (“retrograde").

    From Wiktionary