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retrogressive

tending towards more primitive forms in evolutionary terms, rather than more advanced forms.
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It is discernible that the city's retrogressively repetitive structural dismantlement and reconstitution is, at a symbolic level, the thwarting negation of the Enlightenment and its prodigious legacy modernism's celebrated idea of 'progress.
While some writers may have turned retrogressively and parochially away from transnational issues, others had a radically different approach and used aestheticism strategically as a response.
However, the Assistant Governor of the Bank of Namibia, Michael Mukete emphasized that the new law, if enacted, will not be applied retrogressively.
Teresa's ecstasy in his famous statue in Santa Maria della Vittoria, but now the autoerotic reading seems inescapable to any but the most retrogressively pious, Freud's legacy.