Dictionary.com

degressive

[ dih-gres-iv ]
/ dɪˈgrɛs ɪv /
Save This Word!

adjective

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

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE 12 TYPES OF VERB TENSES!

Loosen up your grammar muscles because it’s time to test your knowledge on verb tenses!
Question 1 of 6
The verb tenses can be split into which 3 primary categories?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of degressive

First recorded in 1905–10; degress(ion) + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM degressive

de·gres·sive·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use degressive in a sentence

  • 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.

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

FEEDBACK