Dictionary Results for retrograde


1. retrograde - verb

· move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies

Hypernym(s): orb, orbit, revolve




2. retrograde - verb

· move in a direction contrary to the usual one; "retrograding planets"

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




3. retrograde - verb

· move back; "The glacier retrogrades"

Synonym(s): retreat

Hypernym(s): withdraw, retreat, pull_away, draw_back, recede, pull_back, retire, move_back




4. retrograde - verb

· go back over; "retrograde arguments"

Synonym(s): rehash, hash_over

Hypernym(s): recapitulate, recap




5. retrograde - verb

· get worse or fall back to a previous condition

Synonym(s): regress, retrogress

Hypernym(s): worsen, decline




6. retrograde - adjective

· moving from east to west on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth

Antonym(s): direct




7. retrograde - adjective

· of amnesia; affecting time immediately preceding trauma

Antonym(s): anterograde




8. retrograde - adjective

· going from better to worse

Synonym(s): retrogressive




9. retrograde - adjective

· moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction

Synonym(s): retral





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