backward


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Synonyms for backward

Synonyms for backward

directed or facing toward the back or rear

not forward but reticent or reserved in manner

exhibiting lack of education or knowledge

having only a limited ability to learn and understand

not progressing and developing as fast as others, as in economic and social aspects

economically and socially below standard

clinging to obsolete ideas

toward the back

in or toward a former location or condition

Synonyms for backward

directed or facing toward the back or rear

Antonyms

(used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature

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retarded in intellectual development

having made less than normal progress

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in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal

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in or to or toward a past time

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References in classic literature ?
They saw Tarzan suddenly spin the man about and placing a knee in the middle of his back and an arm about his neck bend his shoulders slowly backward.
Without a backward glance at the awe-struck soldiers Tarzan leaped the trench and was gone.
The ninth sounded and was gone, when the referee gave Ponta a last backward shove and Joe came to his feet, bunched up, covered up, weak, but cool, very cool.
The referee clutched each by the shoulder and sundered them violently, passing quickly between them as he thrust them backward in order to make a clean break of it.
Cecily took the wishbone in her trembling little hands and began her backward pacing, repeating solemnly, "I wish that we may find Paddy alive, or else his body, so that we can bury him decently.
Instead of any of them turn backward--oh, turn backward and give us just a teeny-weeny bit of our wedding trip over again.
At another time Spitz went through, dragging the whole team after him up to Buck, who strained backward with all his strength, his fore paws on the slippery edge and the ice quivering and snapping all around.
So unexpected was it, and so shrewdly managed, that Spitz was hurled backward and off his feet.
When they rose up from the ground, and took the shady track which led them through the wood, she bounded on before, printing her tiny footsteps in the moss, which rose elastic from so light a pressure and gave it back as mirrors throw off breath; and thus she lured the old man on, with many a backward look and merry beck, now pointing stealthily to some lone bird as it perched and twittered on a branch that strayed across their path, now stopping to listen to the songs that broke the happy silence, or watch the sun as it trembled through the leaves, and stealing in among the ivied trunks of stout old trees, opened long paths of light.
When he had finished, he walked slowly backward from the writing, admiring it as one might contemplate a beautiful picture, but with something of sadness in his voice and manner which quite touched the child, though she was unacquainted with its cause.
The scheme is being seen in political circles as Nitish's effort to further consolidate his base among the most backward sections of the society, which had backed him to the hilt in the assembly polls.
Colossus - backward: Experience one of the largest, most celebrated coasters in the world, running backward over nearly two miles of wooden track.
Retaining the DMA protocol, in turn, is one of the features that makes Ultra ATA/66 a fully backward compatible and, hence, low-cost solution to the PC users' need for speedy data access.
But the notion of making shadows move backward inspired the master instrument-maker to fashion an ingenious sundial to simulate the miracle.
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