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Synonyms for regressive
rɪˈgrɛs ɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. regressive(adj)

    (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate decreases as the amount of income increases

    Antonyms:
    modernized, forward-moving, forward-looking, advanced, modern, progressive, degressive, innovative, state-of-the-art, modernised, advancing, forward

  2. regressive(adj)

    opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state

    Antonyms:
    progressive, innovative, degressive, forward, modern, forward-moving, advancing, advanced, forward-looking, state-of-the-art, modernised, modernized

Wiktionary

  1. regressive(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    progressive

  2. regressive(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    progressive

  3. regressive(adjective)

    Whose rate decreases as the amount increases.

    Antonyms:
    progressive

How to use regressive in a sentence?

  1. Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo:

    Repealing this regressive and unfair tax on women is a matter of social and economic justice, i look forward to signing it into law.

  2. Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar:

    Either you are symbol of regressive forces or you decide to lead the progressive forces, i have taken the decision for the latter for 21 years (in politics).

  3. Rupert Abbott:

    Indonesia's new government took office on the back of promises to improve respect for human rights, but carrying out these executions would be a regressive move.

  4. Ed Murray:

    Our goal is to replace our regressive tax system with a new formula for fairness, while ensuring Seattle stands up to President Trump's austere budget that cuts transportation, affordable housing, healthcare, and social services.

  5. Kailash Satyarthi:

    I definitely appreciate the government's move to enhance the age of employment from 14 to 18, but these are two serious grey areas, finally, the government has agreed to bring an amendment to the existing law, but what is more shocking is that this amendment is regressive, it is not progressive.

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