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Adjective
Directed or moving backwards
“Many of course would stop here and dismiss this inherently nostalgic call for a revalidation of the beautiful as hopelessly retrograde and unproductive.”
Adjective
Reverting to an earlier and inferior condition
“The appellant asserts that the building was uninhabitable when he moved in, and that to return it to that state would be a retrograde step.”
Adjective
Pleasantly reminiscent of an earlier time
“… the loft's retrograde decor seeks to capture the look and feel of the swinging '60s.”
Verb
To become worse or of less value
“… the Dark Ages, the period following the fall of the Roman Empire when Western civilization seriously retrograded.”
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