What is the opposite of progressive?

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Adjective
Opposite of not constrained by traditional or orthodox beliefs or behavior
“The policies conformed to a conservative set of values not associated with modern liberalism.”
Adjective
Opposite of happening or developing gradually or in stages
“The other boat suddenly came to an abrupt halt, amid much cursing and shouting from its wetsuited skipper and his drysuited mate.”
Adjective
Opposite of being advanced in development
“From time to time, we can take note of the antiquated beliefs or backward attitudes of those who have come before us.”
Adjective
Opposite of technologically advanced or developed
“You can try to bard meat with fat, which is an outdated practice but one still taught in cooking schools.”
Adjective
Opposite of having an interest in the future, and planning for it
Adjective
Opposite of not constrained by traditional or orthodox beliefs or behavior
“The director humorously portrays the clash between traditional values and modern life.”
Adjective
Opposite of open or liberal-minded
“His significantly narrow view of the world is certainly cause for concern.”
Adjective
Opposite of relating to time, or units of time
Adjective
Opposite of willing to consider new ideas
Adjective
Characterized by or causing degeneration
Adjective
Opposite of succeeding or following in order
Adjective
Opposite of extremely unconventional, unusual, or avant-garde
Adjective
Opposite of following, in succession, without interruption
“The course can be done in either eight consecutive or nonconsecutive weeks, up to the student's discretion.”
Adjective
Opposite of denotes a constructive or productive feeling
“As a result of their unproductive response, we were unable to attain the information required to proceed.”
Adjective
Opposite of modelled on or aiming for a state in which everything is perfect
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by constant change, activity, or progress
“It was just a static website, providing basic information on the company's services.”
Adjective
Opposite of hoping to become
Adjective
Opposite of growing in size or effect
Adjective
Opposite of of or relating to the biological theory of evolution
Adjective
Opposite of freed, especially from traditional ideas in social and sexual matters
Adjective
Opposite of elegant and cultured in appearance, manner, or taste
Adjective
Opposite of lasting or taking a long time
“The intermission was brief, and the action picked up where it left off.”
Adjective
Opposite of onward so as to move ahead or to make progress
“The moment the engine is sped up, backward movement is checked and the car gathers momentum up the hill.”
Adjective
Opposite of giving permission, or predisposed to give it
Adjective
Opposite of in ascending order of a writing system
Adjective
Opposite of ongoing, or in progress
“Before his job is finished, he will create a list of suggestions that could reduce the energy consumption of her home by 50 per cent.”
Adjective
Opposite of not disturbed or upset
Noun
Opposite of an advocate of social reform
“Her tone was that of a conservative bemoaning the collapse of family values.”
Noun
Opposite of a person engaged in a crusade
Noun
Opposite of person or group favoring change
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