AskDefine | Define retrogress

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1 get worse; fall back to a previous or worse condition [syn: regress, retrograde] [ant: progress]
2 go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals" [syn: relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, fall back]

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  1. To return to an earlier, simpler or worse condition; to regress.
  2. To go backwards; to retreat.
  3. To return to bad behaviour; to relapse.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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