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retrogressive

tending towards more primitive forms in evolutionary terms, rather than more advanced forms.
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If you thought that the small screen's retrogressive trait ended with the saas-bahuera, think again.
People inadvertently experiment with retrogressive metamorphosis when they strictly adhere to raw food diets.
Bill That Cuts Early-Voting Period Likely to Be Pulled: "A bill that would slash the number of days allowed for early voting is likely to be pulled after scathing testimony Monday from opponents who said the bill was discriminatory and retrogressive.
These measures are socially retrogressive and contrary to the health of the nation.
Although admitting that he had not seen the contents of the new bill, the Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee said it would be retrogressive if the new bill would result in a centralised procurement system.
Badal may be starting to look like a character from a cartoon strip, but what's driving Kapil Sibal, who read law at Harvard Law School to stand for retrogressive causes?
The Committee had a vital role to play both in discouraging the adoption of retrogressive measures that may negatively impact on people's social rights, and in helping to find viable responses to the crises in respect to international human rights law", Pillay said she had been actively engaged in consultations with States about resources, and recently held informal consultations in Geneva and New York in which she stressed that resources for treaty bodies must be adequate to the task they were mandated to fulfil.
The Sydney Morning Herald article noted that both Phillip Hughes and Usman Khawaja have taken retrogressive steps this season, and added that "Shaun Marsh did not cope with the blowtorch that settled on him in his first summer as a Test batsman.
Its intentions are retrogressive and it means that the Liberal Democrats will never be able to claim again that they are progressive.
Developments in Lebanon thus may well herald the beginning of retrogressive steps on women's rights throughout the region.
MR MARKHAM Weavill (Letters, July 11) provides us with a fascinating insight into an unintentional yet ironically retrogressive understanding of progress, previously advocated by political figures such as Edward Heath.
Retrogressive historic analysis (Rippon 2004) of the urban landscape is a key approach to help map the cycles of change.