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retrograde

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of retrograde

  1. 1 directed, turned, or done toward the back retrograde pedaling will engage the brakes on that bike Synonyms rearward, backwardRelated Words reverse, reversed; aft, after, hind, posterior, rear; astern, sternforemostNear Antonyms forward

  2. 2 pleasantly reminiscent of an earlier time the loft's retrograde decor seeks to capture the look and feel of the swinging '60s Synonyms antique, oldfangled, old-school, old-time, old-timey, old-world, quaint, retro, old-fashioned, vintageRelated Words antiquated, moldy, obsolete, rinky-dink; historic, historical, olden, traditional; old hat, outdated, outmoded, out-of-date, outworn, passé, superannuated; dated, fusty, moth-eaten, musty, stodgy; aged, age-old, ancient, antediluvian, atavistic, fossilized, hoary, venerable; bygone, erstwhile, former, late, past; forgotten, remote; ageless, dateless; timeless; anachronistic (also anachronic), anachronousNear Antonyms fresh, new; chic, designer, fashionable, smart, stylish; modernized, refurbished, remodeled, renewed, updated; last, latest; futuristic, high-tech (also hi-tech), latter-day, nontraditional; recentAntonyms contemporary, current, hot, mod, modern, modernist, modernistic, new age, newfangled, new-fashioned, present-day, red-hot, space-age, state-of-the-art, ultramodern, up-to-date


retrograde

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of retrograde

  1. to become worse or of less value the Dark Ages, the period following the fall of the Roman Empire when Western civilization seriously retrograded Synonyms atrophy, crumble, decay, decline, degenerate, descend, devolve, ebb, regress, deteriorate, rot, sink, worsenRelated Words abate, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, recede, wane; break down, corrupt, decompose, degrade, dilapidate, disintegrate, molder, putrefy; sour, spoil; lessen, lower, reduce; debilitate, undermine; droop, fail, fall, flag, lag, languish, run down, sag, slip, waste (away), weaken, wiltNear Antonyms better, upgrade; enhance, enrich, fortify, heighten, intensify, strengthen; advance, develop, march, proceed, progressAntonyms ameliorate, improve, meliorate


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