[ dih-gres-iv ]

  1. 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

Other words from degressive

  • de·gres·sive·ly, adverb

Words Nearby degressive Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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.

    The Argentine Republic | Pierre Denis
  • Weight charges levied on newspapers should at least be on a degressive scale.