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1. backward

adverb. ['ˈbækwɝd'] at or to or toward the back or rear.

Etymology

  • abakward (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • -ward (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Backward

  • awkward
  • awkward
  • aylward
  • buzzword
  • carryforward
  • cloward
  • derward
  • dorward
  • downward
  • durward
  • eastward
  • eduard
  • edward
  • gatward
  • goward
  • hallward
  • harward
  • hayward
  • heyward
  • homeward

How do you pronounce backward?

Pronounce backward as ˈbækwərd.

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3. backward

adverb. ['ˈbækwɝd'] in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal.

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Etymology

  • abakward (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • -ward (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. backward

adjective. ['ˈbækwɝd'] (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature.

Synonyms

Etymology

  • abakward (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • -ward (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. backward

adjective. ['ˈbækwɝd'] having made less than normal progress.

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Antonyms

Etymology

  • abakward (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • -ward (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. backward

adjective. ['ˈbækwɝd'] retarded in intellectual development.

Etymology

  • abakward (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • -ward (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. backward

adverb. ['ˈbækwɝd'] in or to or toward a past time.

Antonyms

Etymology

  • abakward (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • -ward (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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