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Synonyms for backwater

isolated place


  • isolated place
  • backwoods
  • remote place
  • sleepy town
  • secluded spot

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a body of water that was created by a flood or tide or by being held or forced back by a dam

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a place or condition in which no development or progress is occurring

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Aloysius Doran, the Duchess of Balmoral, Lord Backwater, Lord Eustace and Lady Clara St.
They actually do this along the minor tributary streams and in the backwaters.
I let other people pull up backwaters against strong streams now.
He is the sort of man we want round the backwaters now.
And so you're still as ever enjoying your peaceful, quiet happiness," he said, smiling, "out of the reach of the current in your peaceful backwater.
It really is a peaceful backwater," said Katavasov; "while we in town think of nothing but the Servian war.
The nearest he ever got to meditation was a sort of trance-like state, a kind of suspended animation in which his mind drifted sluggishly like a log in a backwater.
However, knowing the rushy bank and the backwater on the other side to be a retired place, and feeling out of humour for noise or company, he crossed the bridge, and sauntered on: looking up at the stars as they seemed one by one to be kindled in the sky, and looking down at the river as the same stars seemed to be kindled deep in the water.
The backwater serves as shallow-water habitat for the endangered pallid sturgeon and several other species of fish and wildlife.
The Fly Boatworks Backwater Edition pairs leading edge, composite skiff technology with the battle-proven propulsion of a surface drive, air-cooled mud motor.
He treats Wales as though it's some kind of backwater to be laughed at'.
How: Lake Vembanad is the biggest lake with the most number of backwater cruises to offer--you can get a day package or opt to stay on a state-run houseboat.
The description for IMC Rising: Backwater is as follows: "High in the mountains, ex-IMC pilot Barker and his fellow colonists have made a comfortable living by producing moonshine in this hidden bootlegging colony.
Critique: The art of the essay is alive and well in Bob Gray's anthology "Housatonic: life in a backwater of the beautiful berkshires".
The Opelika Plateau, also known as the Southern Piedmont Uplands, is a physiographic province in central Alabama that local and regional cultural syntheses have treated as a cultural backwater.