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Backward meaning

backward - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. at or to or toward the back or rear; " he moved back"; " tripped when he stepped backward"; " she looked rearward out the window of the car"
  2. 2. Alt. of Backwards
  3. 3. Directed to the back or rear; as, backward glances.
  4. 4. Unwilling; averse; reluctant; hesitating; loath.
  5. 5. Not well advanced in learning; not quick of apprehension; dull; inapt; as, a backward child.
  6. 6. Late or behindhand; as, a backward season.
  7. 7. Not advanced in civilization; undeveloped; as, the country or region is in a backward state.
  8. 8. Already past or gone; bygone.
  9. 9. The state behind or past.
  10. 10. To keep back; to hinder.
  11. 11. Behind; unwilling; slow.
  12. 12. To the rear; with the hinder part in advance.

backward - examples of usage

  1. Mo lingered, with a grin, and jerked a backward thumb. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. Norris, standing close in front of him, shot his right hand out and knocked the officer backward from the fence. - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
  3. Indeed, very few of the young ladies were very backward at that. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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