regressive character

regressive character

any character that is reduced during evolutionary change.
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In her examination of the scientific notions that influenced the work of these artists, Morton makes clear the convergence of manifestations of the unconscious (in dream, hypnotism, and somnambulism) with the regressive character of human drives and our evolutionary origins.
A drop in class and the fitting of a first-time visor is expected to help this regressive character return to winning ways for Mark Tompkins following his latest sixth to Robustian at Sandown eight days ago.
Moreover, it is in Chile that the socially regressive character of neoliberal capitalism has been exhibited most clearly and that military dictatorship and authoritarian social control have been most rigid.