Synonyms for Retrogression:
n.forward, repetition. •deterioration (noun)
decay, degeneration, deterioration, corruption, putrefaction, dilapidation, atrophy, decline.
relapse, return, backsliding, Retrocession, Retrogradation, regression, throwback, Retroaction, recession, retreat.
regress, degeneration, regression, retroversion, reversion.
Usage examples for retrogression
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