[ dih-gres-iv ]
/ dɪˈgrɛs ɪv /


pertaining to a form of taxation in which the rate diminishes gradually on sums below a certain fixed amount.

Origin of degressive

First recorded in 1905–10; degress(ion) + -ive
Related formsde·gres·sive·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for degressive

  • Weight charges levied on newspapers should at least be on a degressive scale.

  • In contrast to this, the two other cases are called retrogressive and degressive mutability.

    Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
  • Degressive tariffs have certainly played a part in the spread of colonization during the years antecedent to 1912.