Origin of regressive
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A wave of critics, though, has been denouncing it as anti-democratic and regressive.God Save the United States From This Anti-Democratic Court
June 22, 2014
The media, much of it in the hands of regressive establishment figures, eagerly cheered them on.Egypt: Al Jazeera Had ‘Marriott Cell’ Of Terror
February 6, 2014
Finally, while sales taxes are regressive, you can make a pretty good case that taxes on e-commerce are progressive.Three Cheers for the Internet Tax!
April 24, 2013
Today, California may worship at the altar of science, but increasingly in the most regressive, hysterical, and reactionary way.The Golden State Is Crumbling
September 2, 2011
Obama's defense of federalism in this instance is not a regressive throwback; it is a pragmatic strategy.Why Obama Must Endorse Gay Marriage
July 6, 2011
He had conquered his regressive tendencies and his speech was improving.Psychoanalysis
In so far as sleep is psychologically determined, it is a regressive phenomenon.
The double work-support is, of course, a great improvement, while the tool-support is regressive since it lacks a feed screw.
Whether in regressive or progressive series, each to-day presents a case of arrested development.The North American Slime-Moulds
Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Sanity and insanity are, roughly speaking, states where progressive or regressive thinking rule.
- regressing or tending to regress
- (of a tax or tax system) levied or graduated so that the rate decreases as the amount taxed increasesSee progressive (def. 5)
- of, relating to, or characteristic of regression
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Word Origin and History for regressive
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Having a tendency to return or to revert.
- Characterized by regression.
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