What is the opposite of advanced?

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Adjective
(primitive) Opposite of being advanced in development
“This is a primitive device that lacks the features of its modern predecessors.”
Adjective
(behind) Opposite of being advanced in development
“Tom is slightly behind in terms of his speech development compared to the other kids.”
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(elementary) Opposite of past the level of being elementary
“Here are some elementary techniques that are suitable for beginners.”
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(education) Opposite of past the level of being elementary
“You should start with the elementary classes first before attempting the more advanced courses.”
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Opposite of at the highest level of development at a particular time
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Opposite of able to produce results, or cause effects
“To this end, ineffectual tools are usually worse than having no tools at all.”
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Opposite of favouring or introducing new and experimental ideas and methods
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by exceptionally early development or maturity
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Opposite of learned in the ways of civilized society
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Opposite of advanced or mature in development
“Our new player is very athletic, but her skills are still very raw and undeveloped.”
Adjective
Opposite of interestingly new or unusual
“The script is hackneyed, riddled with stereotypes and offers nothing that hasn't been seen in every single gangster film ever made.”
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Opposite of willing to consider new ideas; enterprising
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Opposite of extremely unconventional, unusual, or avant-garde
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Opposite of fully developed
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Opposite of having or showing a rational, modern, and well-informed outlook
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Opposite of supported
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Opposite of ripened
Verb
(led to) Opposite of to have culminated or resulted in a particular event or consequence
“Eating the right foods and getting enough exercise prevented me from gaining weight.”
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Opposite of to have made a quantity bigger
“An abundance of supply decreased prices in the market.”
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Opposite of to have advanced or promoted the growth of
“The athlete regressed his skills after a period of neglecting his training.”
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Opposite of to have put forward one's questions
“I addressed the question he had posed to us.”
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Opposite of to have enacted or established
“Congress vetoed all laws abridging free speech as per the First Amendment.”
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Opposite of to have furnished with, or caused to be present
“Our landlord withheld the furniture for our new apartment.”
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Opposite of past tense for to move forward
“We would briefly stop at the lake for a break during our hike.”
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Opposite of past tense for to come or go near, or nearer to, in place or time
“The enemy was there before them, but would quickly retreat at the sight of shields and pikes.”
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Opposite of past tense for to provide assistance, typically financially
“The billionaire would withhold his financial backing from any causes that were not in line with his vision for the future.”
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Opposite of past tense for to make progress
“The company's product would continue to regress over the years, thus allowing competitors to encroach into their market share.”
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(of a process) Opposite of past tense for to speed up
“Decreasing the amount of heat will slow down the cooking process.”
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(of a theory or suggestion) Opposite of past tense for to put forward
“Many were hoping that Alex would retract his controversial theory that chemicals in the water were negatively impacting the natural instincts of frogs.”
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(of a theory or suggestion) Opposite of past tense for to put forward
“He chose to hide his knowledge of what had transpired for fear of repercussions.”
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Opposite of past tense for to lend money to someone
“She was going through a difficult time and asked if she could borrow some money from me.”
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Opposite of past tense for to re-schedule at an earlier time or date
“Would it be possible to postpone the time of our meeting by an hour?”
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(of a price or rate) Opposite of past tense for to raise or increase
“The bank would decrease interest rates by half a percent.”
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