What does the word retrograde mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Retrogression.

  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To move backward; recede; deteriorate.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Going backward; declining.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Retrogradely.

Usage examples for retrograde

  1. But while the bride dressed for church, and her bridemaids and friends drove up, events were taking place to deal with which I must retrograde a step. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  2. No wonder, then, that the Boers are a retrograde race. – The Boer in Peace and War by Arthur M. Mann
  3. So violent were the passions which this retrograde march of Government excited, that for a moment Paris seemed to be on the verge of revolution. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe