Regressive - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈɡresɪv|  American pronunciation of the word regressive
Brit.  |rɪˈɡrɛsɪv|  British pronunciation of the word regressive

adjective

- (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate decreases as the amount of income increases
- opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state

Examples

Many considered the changes to the welfare laws a regressive step.

A poll tax is necessarily regressive.

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