What is the opposite of progress?

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Noun
(retreat) Opposite of movement onwards or forwards or towards a specific destination
“The army made its retreat when they realized they were heavily outnumbered.”
Noun
(halt) Opposite of movement onwards or forwards or towards a specific destination
“There was a brief halt in proceedings as we waited for the other party to deliberate.”
Noun
(regression) Opposite of advancement to a higher or more developed state
more ❯
“Unfortunately, we have experienced a regression in the quality of our computer models over the last few months.”
Noun
(obstacle) Opposite of advancement to a higher or more developed state
“We encountered a serious obstacle last week which prevented any further progress on the project.”
Noun
Opposite of a trip or a set amount of traveling
“He agreed that the immobility caused by her illness could have played a part in her decline.”
Noun
Opposite of the speed with which one walks, runs, or moves
“We walked with a slowness that characterized our lethargy at the time.”
Noun
Opposite of an example of improving or being improved
Noun
Opposite of the process of change from one form to another
“We continue to witness the stagnation of the country as it remains in a state of totalitarianism.”
Noun
Opposite of the achievement of an aim or goal
“He considered the training of his pet dog to be a great failure.”
Verb
Opposite of to advance or to proceed forward
“We had to retreat due to the stormy weather.”
Verb
Opposite of move forward or onward in space or time
“We had to stop in the middle of our arduous hike to have a drink and catch our breath.”
Verb
Opposite of to become improved or more advanced
more ❯
“The company would neglect the need to continue to innovate and the quality of their products would regress as a result.”
Verb
Opposite of to move forward along a course
“You must remain in this location until you have been given directions to next safehouse.”
Verb
Opposite of to make a quantity bigger
“An abundance of supply would decrease prices in the market.”
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Opposite of to make progress or increase the skill of
“His ability to perform will diminish when age catches up with him.”
Verb
Opposite of to help the growth or development of
“There are constraints that inhibit the growth of existing firms and impede the growth of new ones.”
Verb
Opposite of to continue on one's path or journey
Verb
Opposite of to travel by means of being carried (by an animal or vehicle)
Verb
Opposite of to make a transition or change
“I will continue to remain a blonde after my visit to the hairdresser.”
Verb
Opposite of to fare or perform, either well or badly
“You can tell that he was starting to wane as the game progressed.”
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Opposite of to benefit from
“You will have nothing to gain and everything to lose if you continue this gambling habit.”
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Opposite of to move higher in rank or position
“The crew would overthrow their Captain, demote his status, and relegate him to the prison deck.”
Verb
Opposite of to move forward
“We would briefly stop at the lake for a break during our hike.”
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