Meaning of BACKWARD in English

BACKWARD

back ‧ ward /ˈbækwəd $ -wərd/ BrE AmE adjective

1 . [only before noun] looking or facing in the direction that is behind you OPP forward :

She went without a backward glance.

2 . developing slowly and less successfully than most others:

a backward country

a backward child

—backwardness noun [uncountable]

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.