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Backward

Pronunciation of Backward
/bˈakwəd/, /bˈakwəd/, /b_ˈa_k_w_ə_d/

Antonyms for backward:

dynamic, forward, developed, precocious, ahead, nervy, smart.

Synonyms for backward:

Sense 2

undeveloped, coy, peg leg, simple-minded, lunatic, retiring, diffident, Feeble-minded, Against, maniac, underdeveloped, about, timid, depressed, midget, shy, demure, around, psycho, topsy-turvy, From, underprivileged.

Sense 3

cripple, impoverished, sharp, behind, dull, dwarf, vegetable, reactionary, Weak-minded.

Sense 4

conservative, ignorant.

Sense 5

modest, primitive.

Sense 6

simple, weak.

Sense 15

soft.

backward

behindhand.

meek

humble.

topsy-turvy

upside down.

unlettered

unlearned.

bashful (adjective)

demure, unwilling, modest, humble, indisposed, averse, reluctant, timid, shy, loath, retiring, disinclined, late, diffident, reserved.

dull (adjective)

dull.

end (adjective)

back.

fearful (adjective)

cowardly.

ignorant (adjective)

unlearned.

modest (adjective)

self-effacing.

rear (adjective)

retral.

regressive (adjective)

declining, recessive, regressive, relapsing, backsliding.

restrained (adjective)

reserved.

reverting (adjective)

retrograde.

slow in growth (adjective)

undeveloped, underprivileged, dull, underdeveloped, Feeble-minded, imbecile.

soft (adjective)

weak-willed.

toward the rear (adjective)

rearward, back, about, behind.

unenlightened (adjective)

benighted.

unwilling (adjective)

disinclined, indisposed.

all (adverb)

rearwards, backwards, back, rearward.

back (adverb)

backwards, rearward.

backwards (adverb)

rearwards, back to front.

Sense 2 (noun)

undeveloped, underprivileged, behindhand, underdeveloped, unenlightened, late.

Sense 3 (noun)

topsy-turvy, upturned, upside down, back to front, inside-out.

Sense 4 (noun)

stagnant, retrogressive, dormant, latent, stunted, latency.

Sense 5 (noun)

retiring, humpback, demure, lunatic, madman, madwoman, cabbage, shy, timid, self-effacing, cripple, imbecile, hunchback, coy, diffident, dwarf, modest.

Sense 6 (noun)

primitive, ignorant, benighted.

Sense 7 (noun)

Feeble-minded, soft, dull, simple-minded, Weak-minded, simple.

Sense 8 (noun)

lagging.

Sense 9 (noun)

impoverished, deprived, depressed, disadvantaged.

Sense 10 (noun)

unprogressive, reactionary, conservative.

backward (noun)

regardant, retral, blate, self-referent, transposed, reversive, reflexive, backswept, feebleminded, rearwards, cacuminal, bashful, retroflex, retroflexed, reversed, backwards, back, converse, sweptback, returning, rearward, retrograde, retracted, receding, reverse, negative, inverse.

dull (noun)

slow-witted, dull, backwards, slow.

retiring (noun)

shy, reserved, humble.

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