What is the opposite of advancement?

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Opposite of the promotion of a person in rank or status
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Opposite of development or improvement in a given product or field
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Opposite of a movement forward in time or place
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(of businesses or enterprises) Opposite of an increase in market share and reach
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“The decline of the company was rapid after several competitors began to encroach on its market share.”
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Opposite of the action or process of innovating
“One of their characteristics was the attempted imitation of occidental lifestyle.”
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Opposite of movement onwards or forwards or towards a specific destination
“The army made its retreat when they realized they were heavily outnumbered.”
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Opposite of the act or condition of increasing in speed or rate
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Opposite of becoming rich having previously been poor
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Opposite of assistance provided
“The drought is becoming a hindrance in our efforts to quell the fires in the northern part of the state.”
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Opposite of an act of enlightening, or the state of being enlightened or instructed
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Opposite of a marked change in form, nature, or appearance
“After years of stagnation, the economy seems to be on the move, albeit very slowly.”
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Opposite of something that promotes action or activity, especially in an official capacity
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Opposite of something invented through research and development
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Opposite of financial assistance or advice
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