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backward

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Pronunciation:

[bˈakwəd], [bˈakwəd], [b_ˈa_k_w_ə_d]
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Synonyms for Backward:

regressive (adjective)

backsliding, declining, recessive, regressive, relapsing.

Other synonyms and related words:

Boeotian, From, Weak-minded, aback, abaft, abandon, ability, about, adjourn, adverse, afraid, aft, after, after the deadline, after time, aftermost, again, against, against the grain, ago, aid, aloof, already, ampersand, annotation, anticlockwise, apathetic, apostrophe, arear, around, arrested, arrows, arsy-varsy, ascending, ass over elbows, ass-backwards, asterisk, astern, at last, at length, at sunset, averse, aversely, away, awkward, axial, babbling, back, back when, back-flowing, back-to-front, backing, backswept, backup, backwardation, backwardly, backwardness, backwards, backwoods, balking, balky, barbarian, barbarous, bashful, before, behind, behind the times, behind time, behindhand, belated, belatedly, benighted, bigoted, blank, blate, blaze, blind, blithering, blocked, blockish, bold font, bottom side up, bovine, braces, brackets, burbling, cabbage, cacuminal, cancel, capsized, carat, cedilla, chary, checked, chiastic, childish, chilled, chilly, clod-like, cloddish, coarse, cold, colon, comma, commercial at, conciliate, conservative, constrained, contango, contrarily, contrariwise, contrary, converse, conversely, cool, counter, counter march, counter motion, counter movement, counter-clockwise, counterclockwise, cowardly, coy, crackbrained, cracked, crass, crazy, cretinistic, cretinous, cripple, crude, curly brackets, cut, dallying, dash, deep into, defective, defer, deficient, degenerate, degeneration, delayed, delayed action, delaying, demure, demurring, dense, depressed, deprived, descending, detached, detained, deterioration, die-hard, diffident, dilatory, dillydallying, dim, dim-witted, disadvantaged, discreet, disengage, disinclined, dislike, distant, dithering, doltish, dormant, double quotes, down, down-trending, downward, draw, drifting, driveling, drooling, dull, dull-witted, dumb, dunderheaded, dunderpated, dwarf, early, easy going, easygoing, education ESN, education exceptional, educationally subnormal, elude, em dash, embryonic, encouragement, equals sign, errant, evade, everted, ex post facto, exclamation point, expressionless, extraordinary, fail, fall, fall behind, far on, fastidious, feeble, feeble-minded, feebleminded, flowing, fluent, flying, fogyish, following, foolish, foot-dragging, forbidding, forward, forward slash, frigid, fro, frontward, frosty, go back, godforsaken, going, gormless, grudging, guarded, guillemets, gyrational, gyratory, hachure, half-baked, half-witted, head over heels, heels over head, held up, hesitant, hesitating, hidebound, hind, hinder, hindermost, hindhand, hindmost, hindward, hindwards, humble, humpback, hunchback, hung up, hyperbatic, hyphen, icy, idiotic, ignorant, ignore, imbecile, imbecilic, impassive, impeded, impersonal, impoverished, in a bind, in abeyance, in answer, in embryo, in ovo, in reply, in reverse, in the rough, inaccessible, incompetent, indifferent, indisposed, inexperienced, inferior, into the past, introverted, invaginated, inverse, inversed, inversely, inverted, involuntary, italics, jammed, jotting, keyboard symbols, knowledge, laager, lackadaisical, lager, laggard, lagging, languid, lapse, late, latency, latent, later, lateward, latish, latitude, lax, lazy, leave, leeway, left arrow, left curly brace, left parenthesis, lingering, loath, loitering, loth, lunatic, madman, madwoman, maundering, medieval, mentally defective, mentally deficient, mentally handicapped, mentally ill, mentally retarded, midget, mindless, mirror, modest, mongoloid, moratory, moronic, motion in reverse, mounting, narrow, negative, never on time, none too soon, nonprogressive, not all there, not bright, not content, not with it, note, nutter, obstructed, obtuse, offish, old fashioned, old-fogeyish, old-fogyish, old-line, on one's back, once, onward, opaque, opening bracket, opposed, opposed to change, opposite, opposite direction, out of it, outbound, outgoing, outside, outside in, outward-bound, over, overdue, oversimple, pale, palindromic, parentheses, passe, passing, past, past it, patronage, percent sign, perfunctory, period, plunging, plus sign, politics, poor, posterior, posteriorly, postern, posthumous, postliminious, postpone, postponed, pound sign, precede, preservative, preterite, previous screen, previously, primitive, printing symbols, procrastinating, procrastinative, procrastinatory, progressive, psycho, quash, question mark, quiet, quotation marks, reactionary, rear, rearmost, rearward, rearwards, recall, recede, receding, recidivation, recidivism, recidivity, reductionistic, reductive, reference, reflex, reflexive, reflowing, refluent, refusing, regardant, regress, regression, regressively, relapse, reluctant, reminiscently, remiss, remote, remove, removed, renitent, repressed, repugnant, reserved, restiff, restive, restrained, restraint, resupinate, reticent, retire, retiring, retract, retracted, retrad, retral, retroactive, retroactively, retroflex, retroflexed, retrograde, retrograde motion, retrogress, retrogression, retrogressive, retrogressively, retrospective, retrospectively, retroverted, returning, reversal, reverse, reversed, reversive, rich, right arrow, right curly brace, right parenthesis, right-wing, rising, room, rotary, rotational, rotatory, rough, roughcast, roughhewn, round, rude, rudimental, rudimentary, running, rushing, scrupulous, secede, self-controlled, self-effacing, self-referent, self-restrained, semicolon, serotine, set back, setback, sheepish, shelve, shrinking, shuffling, shy, shy of, sideward, simple, simple-minded, simpleminded, simpletonian, simplistic, since, single quote, sinking, slack, slashes, slobbering, slow, slow to, slow-witted, slowed down, slowly, sluggish, soaring, soft, spastic, square, squeamish, stagnant, stagnation, standoff, standoffish, standpat, stolid, stop, stopped, streaming, struggling, stunted, subdued, sublineation, subnormal, support, supporter, suppressed, sweptback, tail, tailward, tailwards, tardily, tardy, tempi passati, tentative, tergiversation, the rear, thick, thickheaded, tilde, time was, timid, to the past, to the rear, too late, too late for, topsy-turvy, toward the back, transposed, try, turned around, ultimately, ultraconservative, unaffable, unapproachable, unassertive, unassuming, unassured, unblown, uncongenial, unconsenting, uncultivated, uncultured, uncut, undemonstrative, underdeveloped, underlining, underprivileged, undeveloped, uneager, unenlightened, unenthusiastic, unexpansive, unfashioned, unfinished, unformed, ungenial, unhewn, unhurried, unimaginative, uninformed, unintelligent, unlabored, unlearned, unlicked, unpolished, unprocessed, unprogressive, unpunctual, unready, unrefined, unresponsive, untimely, untreated, unwilling, unwillingly, unworked, unwrought, unzealous, up, up-trending, upside down, upturned, upward, vacillant, vacillatory, veering, vegetable, vice versa, wanting, wavering, weak, weak-willed, widdershins, withdraw, withdrawn, withershins, worse, worst, wrong-way, wrong-way around.

Quotes for Backward:

  1. Today's interpretations of religion are often backward and contradict the needs of civilization. Naguib Mahfouz.
  2. It is what you do from now on that will either move our civilization forward a few tiny steps, or else... begin to march us steadily backward Patrick Stewart.
  3. You can't look forward and backward at the same time. Coleman Young.

Idioms of Backward:

  1. not be backward in coming forward;
  2. without a backward glance;
  3. without ( so much as) a backward glance;
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