retrogression

as in reversion
the act or an instance of going back to an earlier and lower level especially of intelligence or behavior social instability that has led to a retrogression of moral values and standards of decent behavior

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“Retrogression.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/retrogression. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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