Antonyms of adj regressive

2 senses of regressive

Sense 1
regressive (vs. progressive) -- ((of taxes) adjusted so that the rate decreases as the amount of income increases)

progressive (vs. regressive) -- ((of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount of income increases)
        => degressive -- ((of taxes) gradually decreasing in rate on sums below a certain amount)

Sense 2
regressive (vs. progressive) -- (opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state)

progressive (vs. regressive) -- (favoring or promoting progress; "progressive schools")
        => advanced, forward-looking, innovative, modern -- (ahead of the times; "the advanced teaching methods"; "had advanced views on the subject"; "a forward-looking corporation"; "is British industry innovative enough?")
        => advancing, forward, forward-moving -- (moving forward)
        => modernized, modernised -- (brought up to date; "modernized methods")
        => state-of-the-art -- (the highest level of development at a particular time (especially the present time); "state-of-the-art technology")

Similarity of adj regressive

2 senses of regressive

Sense 1
regressive (vs. progressive) -- ((of taxes) adjusted so that the rate decreases as the amount of income increases)

Sense 2
regressive (vs. progressive) -- (opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state)
       => atavistic, throwback (prenominal) -- (characteristic of an atavist)
       => retrograde, retrogressive -- (going from better to worse)
       => returning, reverting -- (tending to return to an earlier state)
       => unmodernized, unmodernised -- (not brought up to date)
          Also See-> backward#1

2022, Cloud WordNet Browser