Meaning of BACKWARD in English


noun the state behind or past.

2. backward ·adj already past or gone; bygone.

3. backward ·adj late or behindhand; as, a backward season.

4. backward ·vi to keep back; to hinder.

5. backward ·adj unwilling; averse; reluctant; hesitating; loath.

6. backward ·adj directed to the back or rear; as, backward glances.

7. backward ·adv ·alt. of backwards.

8. backward ·adj not advanced in civilization; undeveloped; as, the country or region is in a backward state.

9. backward ·adj not well advanced in learning; not quick of apprehension; dull; inapt; as, a backward child.

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