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  Definition of backward
  1. directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view"
  2. (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature; "a backward lover"
  3. retarded in intellectual development
  4. in or to or toward a past time; "set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back"; "lovers of the past looking fondly backward"
  5. 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"
  6. in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal; "it''s easy to get the `i'' and the `e'' backward in words like `seize'' and `siege''"; "the child put her jersey on backward"
Similar Words: feebleminded, back, backwards, rearward, rearwards

 

See Also: regressive, retrospective, timid

 

Anagrams: drawback

 

 
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