Backward synonyms

băk'wərd
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Toward the back
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In or toward a former location or condition
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In or toward a former location or condition
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Directed or facing toward the back or rear
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Not forward but reticent or reserved in manner
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Having only a limited ability to learn and understand
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Highly varied, developed, or complex:
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Clinging to obsolete ideas
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In or toward a former location or condition
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Alternative spelling of feeble-minded.
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at or to or toward the back or rear
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at or to or toward the back or rear
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Characteristic of a fogy
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To the rear
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Involving, relating to, or reminiscent of an earlier time; retrospective:
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The definition of reflex is something done automatically without thinking about it, or something reflected back.
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(Not comparable) Set aside for the use of a particular person or party.
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Reversed
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(US, Canada) Moving or located in the direction of rotation opposite from clockwise
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Behind in development
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Behind in development
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Having been stopped or prevented from developing
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Having a pattern of squares
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Dead, especially if only recently deceased:
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Not enlightened; ignorant in general or of some particular fact.
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Falling behind, not keeping up the pace
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Exhibiting lack of education or knowledge
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(Music) (of a chord) Having the lowest note transposed an octave higher
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toward the rear
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Of, relating to, or done in preparation for the future:
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Having a rotational or orbital movement that is opposite to the movement of most bodies within a celestial system. In the solar system, retrograde bodies are those that rotate or orbit in a clockwise direction (east to west) when viewed from a vantage point above the Earth's north pole. Venus, Uranus, and Pluto have retrograde rotational movements. No planets in the solar system have retrograde orbital movements, but four of Jupiter's moons exhibit such movement.
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The definition of bashful is someone easily embarrassed or timid or shy.
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Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
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Physically slow; slow-moving; sluggish
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Not moving or able to move quickly; proceeding at a low speed:
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(Physics) Designating a parameter of an electromagnetic field which is adjusted to account for the finite speed of radiation. [from 20th c.]
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In or toward a former location or condition
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In or toward a former location or condition
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In or toward a former location or condition
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Slow to comprehend.
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At or to the stern of a vessel.
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That follows, as in a line
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Tending to return or revert to a previous state.
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Lacking in intelligence or exhibiting the quality of having been done by someone lacking in intelligence.
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(Photography) of a film that has had insufficient development before being fixed
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The definition of progressive is something that happens in steps, or something that favors change and innovation.
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Moving or directed onward or ahead; advancing
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Thinking lowly of one's self; claiming little for one's self; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; lowly; weak; modest.
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Reversed
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Relating to the form of a gene that is not expressed as a trait in an individual unless two such genes are inherited, one from each parent. In an organism having two different genes for a trait, the recessive form is overpowered by its counterpart, or dominant, form located on the other of a pair of chromosomes. In humans, lack of dimples is a recessive trait, while the presence of dimples is dominant.
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The state of being backward.
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A backward current or flow, as of air from an airplane propeller
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A word, phrase, number or any other sequence of units which has the property of reading the same forwards as it does backwards, character for character, sometimes disregarding punctuation, capitalization and diacritics.
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(Programming) The reappearance of a bug in a piece of software that had previously been fixed.
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The return of land, etc. that was previously ceded.
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A deterioration or decline to a previous state
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bashful
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Characterized by exceptionally early development or maturity.
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Aggressive is defined as bold and assertive.
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Firm in loyalty:
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Having a relatively low level of industrial capability, technological sophistication, and economic productivity:
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Capable of some independent functioning because equipped with a microprocessor or computer
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(Archaic) Brisk; fresh.
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(Archaic) Quiet, reserved, modest.
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Modest and reserved in manner or behavior.
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Having or showing a moderate estimation of one's own abilities, accomplishments, or value:
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Drawing back from contact with others, from publicity, etc.; reserved; shy
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Not drawing attention to oneself; modest.
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The definition of timid is shy and fearful.
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Being in a state of moral or intellectual darkness; unenlightened.
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Having little knowledge, education, or experience; uneducated; inexperienced
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(Biology) Occurring in or characteristic of an early stage of development or evolution.
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Easy to understand, do, or carry out:
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The definition of simple-minded is someone who is unsophisticated, foolish or mentally impaired.
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Weak or delicate; not strong or vigorous; esp., not able to endure hardship, as because of easy living
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Weak in intellectual power; wanting firmness or constancy; lacking intelligence; irresolute; vacillating; imbecile.
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Alternative spelling of weak-minded.
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Suffering from social and economic hardship:
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The definition of deprived is not having enough of the necessities of life or a lack of positive opportunities and experiences.
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Deprived of some of the basic necessities or advantages of life, such as adequate housing, medical care, or educational facilities.
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Reduced to poverty.
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The definition of conservative is favoring older, known traditions and resisting any changes.
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