backward definition

  • adjective:
    • Directed or dealing with toward the trunk or backside.
    • complete or arranged in a fashion or order that is opposite to earlier incident or normal usage.
    • Unwilling to behave; reluctant; shy.
    • Behind other individuals happening or development: The technology was backwards, nevertheless system worked.
    • regarding the direction to the straight back.
    • with respect to the way reverse of regular.
    • hesitant or not able to advance.
    • Of a culture considered undeveloped or unsophisticated.
    • with respect to a thought or value this is certainly considered outdated.
    • thereon an element of the area behind the batsman's popping crease.
    • Further behind the batsman's popping-crease than something else.
    • Directed towards the back or rear.
    • Unwilling; averse; reluctant; hesitating; loath.
    • perhaps not well-advanced in learning; perhaps not fast of apprehension; lifeless; inapt.
    • Late or behindhand.
    • Not advanced in civilization; undeveloped.
    • currently past or gone; bygone.
    • (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature
    • retarded in intellectual development
    • having made significantly less than normal development
    • directed or facing toward the rear or back
  • adverb:
    • To or toward the back or rear.
    • aided by the straight back leading.
    • In a reverse fashion or purchase.
    • To, toward, or in to the past.
    • towards a worse or less higher level condition.
    • in direction towards straight back; backwards
    • with all the back in advance or foremost.
    • Toward the back; toward the rear.
    • On the straight back, or using the right back downward.
    • Toward, or in, overdue or activities; ago.
    • By way of representation; reflexively.
    • From a significantly better to a worse state, as from honor to shame, from religion to sin.
    • In a contrary or reverse way, way, or way; contrarily.
    • in a way or purchase or way the opposite of normal
    • at or even or toward the trunk or rear
    • in or even to or toward a past time
  • noun:
    • their state behind or past.
    • what exactly or state behind or last.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To keep right back; to impede.
  • others:
    • In the direction of the back: since, to throw the hands backward.
    • with all the back first in the course of movement: since, to go backward; to-fall backward.
    • in way where you have come; toward that which is or has-been left out: since, he glanced backwards.
    • towards bygone times or activities; toward whatever is past over time: as, to check backward on final century.
    • In or by expression; reflexively.
    • over time previous; ago.
    • In an opposite or contrary way.
    • In an opposite or reverse order; from end toward first; in an order contrary to the natural order: as, to learn or cause backwards; thus, perversely; in a wrong or perverse manner.
    • From a far better to a worse state; retrogressively.
    • Directed toward straight back or rear: as, “a backward look,”
    • Reversed; coming back; directed to or toward the first starting-point: since, a backward movement or journey.
    • carried out in reverse purchase; done in an order despite the normal order, as with repeating a sentence through the end into the start.
    • Being in, or put at, the back.
    • Slow; sluggish; unprogressive; unadvanced; behind beginning: since, a backward student.
    • later; behind eventually; coming after another thing, or after the typical time: as, backward fruits; the season is backwards.
    • Holding back; averse; reluctant; hesitating.
    • Timid; bashful; retiring in disposition; moderate.
    • achieving back to yesteryear; already previous.
    • To obstruct; hold back; retard; wait.

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