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Retrogress   Listen

Get worse or fall back to a previous condition.  Synonyms: regress, retrograde.
Go back to bad behavior.  Synonyms: fall back, lapse, recidivate, regress, relapse.

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"Retrogress" Quotes from Famous Books

... for one reason or another says that it's difficult. It's against human nature. Granted! Every decent thing is. It's socialism. Who cares? Along this line of comprehensive scientific control the world has to go or it will retrogress, it will muddle ...
— The Secret Places of the Heart • H. G. Wells

... them I pity them. Democracy; slowly and surely. As prickly with faults as a cactus pear; but every year there are less prickles. We don't stand still or retrogress; we keep going on and up. Take this town. Think of It to-day and compare it with the town your father knew. There's the bell. I imagine that will be Harrison. If we can move this chap will you go to a hotel ...
— The Drums Of Jeopardy • Harold MacGrath

Words linked to "Retrogress" :   progress, lose, recede, decline, revert, return, fall behind, worsen, retrovert, drop off, turn back

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