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Synonyms for backwater

isolated place


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

Words related to backwater

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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It really is a peaceful backwater," said Katavasov; "while we in town think of nothing but the Servian war.
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.
Aloysius Doran, the Duchess of Balmoral, Lord Backwater, Lord Eustace and Lady Clara St.
Anywhere on the open road, perhaps, he would not have been astonished; but here, in this quiet backwater of life, he was not prepared for Hurree Babu.
With good luck, a keen eye, and the custom of considering whether a creek or a backwater has an outlet to it ere you ascend, much may be done.
In half an hour we had reached Pitt Street, a quiet little backwater just beside one of the briskest currents of London life.
Part of the sanitary installation is the installation of backwater protection pump systems with the connection to the underground lines.
It is not so much that the world wants Jerusalem - after all it was a wasteland and backwater location for many centuries whether under Christian or Moslem rule - it is simply that the world does not want the Jews to have Jerusalem.
Fishing the backwater marsh areas is one of my favorite things to do.
2007), and guide future restoration efforts seeking to balance tradeoffs in connecting rivers to backwater wetlands and maximizing waterfowl habitat quality (Hagy et al.
The next morning, another half mile downriver, 13-inch crappies feed around a fallen tree in a backwater.
He treats Wales as though it's some kind of backwater to be laughed at'.
This movie, produced by Jayalal Menon and Anil Biswas' Backwater Studios and Eros, is reportedly a comedy set against the backdrop of a family with a fantasy edge.