Focus on the pronunciation of regressive
English definition of “regressive”
› used to describe ideas or systems that are old-fashioned and do not encourage change or development: The movement will defeat the autocratic and regressive regime.
› ECONOMICS, TAX used to describe an economic or tax system in which there are advantages for rich people and disadvantages for poor people: Economists generally regard sales taxes as regressive, since the poor spend a greater part of their income than the rich.regressive policy/subsidy/measure Two decades of regressive policies have doubled the numbers living in poverty. → Compare progressive