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Synonyms for regressive
rɪˈgrɛs ɪvre·gres·sive

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  1. regressiveadjective

    Antonyms:
    progressive

  2. regressiveadjective

    Antonyms:
    progressive

  3. regressiveadjective

    Antonyms:
    progressive

Princeton's WordNet

  1. regressiveadjective

    (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. regressiveadjective

    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

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How to use regressive in a sentence?

  1. Keechant Sewell:

    Any idea that we are going back to regressive policies to control crime is simply not true, through precision policing, we are addressing the criminal few who prey on the people of this city.

  2. 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.

  3. Carol Swain:

    BLM does not want young Black men and women to know the importance of individual choice in determining how an encounter with police will end. Instead of modeling lawful behavior, BLM and progressive politicians in Congress seem to hold the regressive belief that Black people are always right even when they are clearly wrong, many progressives — White and Black — hold a dangerous belief that black people are justified in challenging and disobeying lawful police orders. This encourages a dangerous double standard that erodes the rule of law and contributes to more criminal behavior.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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