Definitions for "Regressive"
Characterized by retrogression; retrogressive.
retreating from a given line or boundary as a shoreline moving seaward
opposing progress
A policy or program that has a greater effect on, or works to the disadvantage of, lower income persons.
A tax which taxes low income persons more heavily as a proportion of income, e.g. a sales tax 9vs. Progressive Tax).
Pressure vs Time curve in which the pressure decreases with duration.
(of taxes) adjusted so that the rate decreases as the amount increases
Keywords:  returning, passing, back
Passing back; returning.