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1. backwardness

noun. ['ˈbækwɝdnəs'] lack of normal development of intellectual capacities.

Synonyms

  • mental retardation
  • abnormality
  • retardation
  • moronity
  • mental defectiveness
  • slowness
  • subnormality
  • mental deficiency
  • imbecility
  • amentia
  • idiocy

Antonyms

  • ability
  • typicality
  • normality
  • familiarity

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • backward (English)
  • abakward (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Backwardness

  • abruptness
  • absoluteness
  • acuteness
  • adonis
  • aggressiveness
  • agribusiness
  • airworthiness
  • alertness
  • aloofness
  • alumnus
  • anise
  • anus
  • appropriateness
  • arbitrariness
  • assertiveness
  • astuteness
  • attentiveness
  • attractiveness
  • awareness
  • awfulness
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