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1. forward-moving

adjective. moving forward.

Synonyms

  • forward
  • progressive

Antonyms

  • timid
  • backward
  • aft

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Words that Rhyme with Backward And Forward

  • straightforward
  • shoreward
  • norward
  • dorward

2. backward

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

Synonyms

  • rearward
  • rearwards
  • back

Antonyms

  • correct
  • head
  • obverse
  • synonymous

Etymology

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

3. backward

adjective. ['ˈbækwɝd'] directed or facing toward the back or rear.

Synonyms

  • rearward
  • receding
  • cacuminal
  • reversed
  • retral
  • inverse
  • reverse
  • converse
  • reflexive
  • retrograde
  • reversive
  • retrospective
  • returning
  • regardant
  • backswept
  • sweptback
  • regressive
  • retroflex
  • self-referent
  • retracted
  • retroflexed

Antonyms

  • forward
  • progressive
  • front
  • appearance

Etymology

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

4. backward

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

Antonyms

  • gain

Etymology

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

5. forward

adverb. ['ˈfɔrwɝd'] at or to or toward the front; (forrad' andforrard' are dialectal variations).

Synonyms

  • frontward
  • forrard
  • forrad
  • frontwards

Antonyms

  • stupid
  • unintelligent
  • styleless
  • manual

Etymology

  • foreward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • foreweard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. forward

adjective. ['ˈfɔrwɝd'] at or near or directed toward the front.

Synonyms

  • progressive
  • full-face
  • fore
  • guardant
  • headfirst
  • gardant

Antonyms

  • regressive
  • backward
  • unacknowledged
  • unaggressive

Etymology

  • foreward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • foreweard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. forward

adverb. ['ˈfɔrwɝd'] forward in time or order or degree.

Synonyms

  • forth

Antonyms

  • mild
  • old

Etymology

  • foreward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • foreweard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. forward

adverb. ['ˈfɔrwɝd'] in a forward direction.

Synonyms

  • ahead
  • onwards
  • onward
  • forrader

Antonyms

  • unadventurous
  • cowardly
  • gradual
  • inconspicuous

Etymology

  • foreward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • foreweard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. forward

verb. ['ˈfɔrwɝd'] send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit.

Synonyms

  • send on
  • send
  • ship

Antonyms

  • salty
  • foolish
  • imprudent
  • ill-advised

Etymology

  • foreward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • foreweard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. forward

adverb. ['ˈfɔrwɝd'] toward the future; forward in time.

Antonyms

  • backward

Etymology

  • foreward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • foreweard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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