What does regressive mean?

Definitions for regressiverɪˈgrɛs ɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word regressive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. regressive(adj)

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

  2. regressive(adj)

    opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state


  1. regressive(Adjective)

    That tends to return, revert or regress.

  2. regressive(Adjective)

    Whose rate decreases as the amount increases.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regressive(adj)

    passing back; returning

  2. Regressive(adj)

    characterized by retrogression; retrogressive

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. rgressif.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of regressive in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of regressive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Lewis Mumford:

    Unable to create a meaningful life for itself, the personality takes its own revenge: from the lower depths comes a regressive form of spontaneity: raw animality forms a counterpoise to the meaningless stimuli and the vicarious life to which the ordinary man is conditioned. Getting spiritual nourishment from this chaos of events, sensations, and devious interpretations is the equivalent of trying to pick through a garbage pile for food.

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