Definitions For Retrograde


  • Get worse or fall back to a previous condition
  • Go back over
  • Move back
  • Move in a direction contrary to the usual one
  • Move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies


  • Of amnesia; affecting time immediately preceding trauma
  • Moving from east to west on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth


  • Moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction
  • Going from better to worse

Is Retrograde a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Retrograde is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 13 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Retrograde in a Sentence

  • A retrograde policy that would leave more people poorer than they are now
  • retrograde pedaling will engage the brakes on that bike
  • The Dark Ages, the period following the fall of the Roman Empire when Western civilization seriously retrograded

Synonyms for Retrograde

Antonyms for Retrograde

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