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Definitions of retrograde:

part of speech: adjective

Proceeding backward.

part of speech: adjective

1. Moving backward. 2. Degenerating, reversing the normal order of growth and development.

Usage examples for retrograde:

  • Discovering that she was in danger of overstepping the limits of my patience, she drew back with a skill which performed the retrograde movement without permitting it to betray itself. "The Guilty River", Wilkie Collins
  • What a retrograde movement has liberty made in this country in the last fifty years! "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society
  • Some, indeed, may be absolutely stationary, and others even retrograde "An Essay on the Principle of Population", Thomas Malthus

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