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Backward Definition

(adverb)

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in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal


Examples

it's easy to get the `i' and the `e' backward in words like `seize' and `siege'

the child put her jersey on backward

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(adjective)

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retarded in intellectual development

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(adverb)

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in or to or toward a past time


Examples

lovers of the past looking fondly backward

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(adverb)

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at or to or toward the back or rear


Examples

tripped when he stepped backward

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(adjective)

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directed or facing toward the back or rear


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a backward view

(adjective)

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having made less than normal progress


Examples

an economically backward country

(adjective)

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


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a backward lover