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Regressive  adj.  
Passing back; returning.
Characterized by retrogression; retrogressive.
Regressive metamorphism.
(Biol.) See Retrogression.
(Physiol.) See Katabolism.

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... was to WRIGGLE, a member for a metropolitan district, a disciple of Progress, who went with the times, but who took particular good care to ascertain their complexion; and whose movements if expedient could partake of a regressive character. As the Charter might some day turn up trumps as well as so many other unexpected cards and colours, Wriggle gave his adhesion to it, but of course only provisionally; provided that is to say, he might vote against it at present. But he saw no harm in it—not ...
— Sybil - or the Two Nations • Benjamin Disraeli

Words linked to "Regressive" :   retrograde, regress, throwback, backward, unmodernized, progressive, retrogressive, unmodernised, revenue enhancement, atavistic

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