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  1. regressive

    • IPA[rɪˈɡrɛsɪv]

    英式

    • adj.
      returning to a former or less developed state; characterized by regression;relating to or marked by psychological regression
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    形容詞

    • 1. returning to a former or less developed state; characterized by regression regressive aspects of recent local government reform
    • relating to or marked by psychological regression a regressive personality
    • 2. (of a tax) taking a proportionally greater amount from those on lower incomes indirect taxes are, as a group, regressive
    • 3. proceeding from effect to cause or from particular to universal.
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    • IPA[rəˈɡresiv]

    美式

    • adj.
      becoming less advanced; returning to a former or less developed state: the regressive, infantile wish for the perfect parent of early childhood

    Oxford American Dictionary