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1. backwards

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

Synonyms

  • rearwards
  • back
  • backward

Antonyms

  • front
  • disapprove
  • fore
  • anterior

Etymology

  • -s (English)
  • -es (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • backward (English)
  • abakward (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Backwards

  • afterwards
  • barnards
  • bastards
  • bethards
  • billiards
  • biohazards
  • blackbirds
  • blanchards
  • blizzards
  • bradfords
  • buzzards
  • buzzwords
  • carryforwards
  • collards
  • cowards
  • cruthirds
  • cupboards
  • downwards
  • drunkards
  • edwards

Example sentences of the word backwards


1. Noun, plural
Place the new belt on and slide the belt tensioner backwards so that the new belt is completely taut.

Quotes containing the word backwards


1. Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
- Soren Kierkegaard

2. Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
- Søren Kierkegaard

3. It's a wonderful world. You can't go backwards. You're always moving forward. It's the wonderful part about life. And that's terrific.
- Harvey Fierstein

2. backwards

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

Antonyms

  • stay in place

Etymology

  • -s (English)
  • -es (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • backward (English)
  • abakward (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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