Definition of retrogressive in English:

retrogressive

adjective

  • See retrogression

    • ‘While these churches initially viewed gospel music as retrogressive, they were gradually won over.’
    • ‘Mr Kanyama, who said some of the methodologies that some companies had employed were repugnant, said tax evasion was a retrogressive habit which reduced the amount of tax being paid to Government.’
    • ‘We're not trying to create the '60s or go for some retrogressive feeling.’
    • ‘His symphonic scores revisited the motivic and symphonic aesthetic of the 19th century, a move regarded as retrogressive by modernist critics.’
    • ‘I think that is something we are getting back towards, and that's not in a retrogressive sense, just in the sense that people are saying Shakespeare can be relatively popular entertainment.’

Pronunciation

retrogressive

/ˌrɛtrə(ʊ)ˈɡrɛsɪv/