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Synonyms for retrograde
ˈrɛ trəˌgreɪdret·ro·grade

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retrogradeadjective

    moving from east to west on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth

    retrogressive, retral

    direct, progressive, forward, anterograde

  2. retrogradeadjective

    of amnesia; affecting time immediately preceding trauma

    retrogressive, retral

    direct, anterograde, forward, progressive

  3. retrograde, retrogressiveadjective

    going from better to worse

    retrogressive, retral

    direct, forward, anterograde, progressive

  4. retral, retrogradeverb

    moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction

    retrogressive, retral

    progressive, anterograde, direct, forward

  5. retrogradeverb

    move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies

    rehash, hash over, retrogress, regress, retreat

    anterograde, forward, progressive, direct

  6. retrogradeverb

    move in a direction contrary to the usual one

    "retrograding planets"

    rehash, hash over, retrogress, regress, retreat

    direct, anterograde, forward, progressive

  7. retrograde, retreatverb

    move back

    "The glacier retrogrades"

    draw back, retrogress, withdraw, back away, regress, retire, hash over, back out, crawfish, move back, rehash, retreat, recede, pull away, pull in one's horns, pull back, crawfish out

    direct, forward, progressive, anterograde

  8. retrograde, rehash, hash oververb

    go back over

    "retrograde arguments"

    rehash, hash over, retrogress, regress, retreat

    progressive, direct, forward, anterograde

  9. regress, retrograde, retrogressverb

    get worse or fall back to a previous condition

    return, retreat, retrovert, relapse, hash over, revert, retrogress, fall back, recidivate, turn back, lapse, rehash, regress

    direct, anterograde, forward, progressive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. retrogradeadjective


  2. retrogradeverb

    retrocede, recede, retire, go or move backward, retrace one's steps

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. retrogradeverb

    retrocede, recede, decline, deteriorate

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  1. Belinda Subraman:

    Night is an abyss at the edge of a footstep, raining anvils in a mercury-retrograde imagination needing chemicals. Fog is a curtain of anticipation. When lifted our way is lit by stars on a high dose of infinity.

  2. Austin Scott Miller:

    All of our forces are now preparing to retrograde.

  3. Mark Milley:

    I just want to be clear – we’re talking about two different missions, the retrograde of troops … that is complete by mid-July, and that was done, actually, without any significant incident. And that’s the handover of 11 bases, the bringing out of a lot of equipment … that was done under the command of Gen. Miller.

  4. Virgil:

    Thus all things are doomed to change for the worse and retrograde.

  5. British Prime Minister David Cameron:

    If this is part of international action against ISIL (IS) and that appalling terrorist death cult outfit, then that is all to the good, if, on the other hand, this is action against the Free Syrian Army and in defence of Assad the dictator, then obviously that is a retrograde step, but let's see exactly what's happened.

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