What is the adjective for retrogression?

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Included below are past participle and present participle forms for the verbs retrograde and retrogress which may be used as adjectives within certain contexts.

  1. Directed backwards, retreating; reverting, especially to an inferior state, declining; inverse, reverse; movement opposite to normal or intended motion, often circular motion.
  2. Counterproductive to a desired outcome.
  3. (astronomy) In the opposite direction to the orbited body's spin.
  4. (geology) Describing a metamorphic change resulting from a decreasing pressure or temperature.
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  6. Examples:
    1. “Many of course would stop here and dismiss this inherently nostalgic call for a revalidation of the beautiful as hopelessly retrograde and unproductive.”
      “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.”
  1. Of or relating to retrogression
  2. Directed towards the rear or the past; retrograde
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  4. Examples:
    1. “His symphonic scores revisited the motivic and symphonic aesthetic of the 19th century, a move regarded as retrogressive by modernist critics.”
      “While these churches initially viewed gospel music as retrogressive, they were gradually won over.”
      “A beggarly tribute to all that is retrogressive, stupid, and mean.”
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