verb (retrograd, ing)
- A degenerate person.
- (intransitive) To move backwards; to recede; to retire; to decline; to revert.
- (context, intransitive, astronomy) To show retrogradation.
Etymology: Adjective: Middle English from Latin retrogradus.<br>Verb: Latin retrogredi or Late Latin retrogredere (retro- "back" + gradi "walk").
- Directed backwards, retreating; reverting especially inferior state, declining; inverse, reverse; movement opposite to normal or intended motion, often circular motion.
- counterproductive, Counterproductive to a desired outcome.
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