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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Opposing progress; (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate decreases as the amount of income increases.

Usage examples (36)
  • The use of capitol punishment is used pretty much only in regressive third world countries.
  • The question of regressive, is regressive for whom — I think it all depends on where we place the burden.
  • In the field of autism, this is referred to as regressive autism.
  • Whether immersed in regressive narratives derived from the ancien régime (e.g., for more
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