Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To move backward; recede; deteriorate.

Part of speech: adjective

Going backward; declining.

Part of speech: adverb


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Usage examples "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", Charles Reade.
  2. No wonder, then, that the Boers are a retrograde race. - "The Boer in Peace and War", 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", C. A. Fyffe.