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backward



I - adjective
1. directed or facing toward the back or rear (Freq. 2)
- a backward view
Ant:
forward
Similar to:
backswept, sweptback, cacuminal, retroflex, converse,
reversed, transposed, inverse, reverse, rearward, receding,
reflexive, self-referent, regardant, retracted, retral, retrograde,
retroflexed, returning, reversive
See Also:
regressive, retrospective
2. (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature
- a backward lover
Ant:
forward
Similar to:
bashful, blate
See Also:
timid
3. retarded in intellectual development
Syn:
half-witted, slow-witted, feebleminded
Similar to:
retarded
Derivationally related forms:
feeblemindedness (for: feebleminded), slow-wittedness (for: slow-witted), backwardness
Usage Domain:
archaism, archaicism
4. having made less than normal progress
- an economically backward country
Similar to:
undynamic, adynamic

II - adverb
1. at or to or toward the back or rear (Freq. 4)
- he moved back
- tripped when he stepped backward
- she looked rearward out the window of the car
Syn:
back, backwards, rearward, rearwards
Ant:
forward
2. in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal (Freq. 2)
- it's easy to get the 'i' and the 'e' backward in words like 'seize' and 'siege'
- the child put her jersey on backward
Syn:
backwards
3. in or to or toward a past time
- set the clocks back an hour
- never look back
- lovers of the past looking fondly backward
Syn:
back
Ant:
forward, ahead (for: back)

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