Synonyms for Retrogression:

n.

forward, repetition. deterioration (noun)
decay, degeneration, deterioration, corruption, putrefaction, dilapidation, atrophy, decline.
event (noun)
degeneration.
regression (noun)
relapse, return, backsliding, Retrocession, Retrogradation, regression, throwback, Retroaction, recession, retreat.
relapse (noun)
relapse.
retrogression (noun)
regress, degeneration, regression, retroversion, reversion.
reversion (noun)
regression, Retrogradation.

Other synonyms:

retreat. Other relevant words:
retreat, retroversion, retirement, regress, Retroaction, reversion.

Usage examples for retrogression

  1. Did the success of their preaching mean progress or retrogression from the standard of the ancient Roman faith? – The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism by Franz Cumont
  2. Poetry had by degrees come to be something which was the very opposite of what-, ever is useful; all evolution seemed to these poets to be, from the point of view of culture, retrogression – Ã‰mile Verhaeren by Stefan Zweig
  3. I for my part believe that of the two extremes, a Quaker's meeting is nearer the ideal of Christian worship than High Mass, and so far as my feeble voice can reach, I would urge, as eminently a lesson for the day, Paul's great principle here, that a Christianity making much of forms and ceremonies is a distinct retrogression and descent. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren