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retrograde

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 directed, turned, or done toward the back
  • retrograde pedaling will engage the brakes on that bike

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retrograde

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of retrograde (Entry 2 of 3)

to become worse or of less value
  • the Dark Ages, the period following the fall of the Roman Empire when Western civilization seriously retrograded

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retrograde

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of retrograde (Entry 3 of 3)

as in counterclockwise, anticlockwise

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Time Traveler for retrograde

Time Traveler

The first known use of retrograde was in the 14th century

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Thesaurus Entries Near retrograde

retrofitting

retrograde

retrograded

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“Retrograde.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/retrograde. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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