Meaning of BACKWARD in English

BACKWARD

I . a.

1.

Unwilling, reluctant, loath, disinclined, indisposed, wavering, hesitating. See averse .

2.

Dull, sluggish, slow, stupid, stolid. See dull .

3.

Late, tardy, behindhand, after the usual time.

II . ad. ; ( also ~s )

Regressively, rearward, aback, behind. See abaft .

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