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1. reasoning

noun. ['ˈriːzənɪŋ'] thinking that is coherent and logical.

Synonyms

  • deduction
  • thought process
  • reasoning backward
  • synthesis
  • illation
  • cerebration
  • inference
  • deductive reasoning
  • intellection
  • abstract thought
  • line of reasoning
  • logical argument
  • analysis
  • logical thinking
  • argument
  • synthetic thinking
  • regress
  • ratiocination
  • anticipation
  • thought
  • argumentation
  • conjecture
  • prevision
  • line
  • thinking
  • mentation
  • prediction

Antonyms

  • convergent thinking
  • analysis
  • con
  • pro

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2. reasoning

adjective. ['ˈriːzənɪŋ'] endowed with the capacity to reason.

Synonyms

  • rational
  • intelligent

Antonyms

  • addition
  • increase
  • divergent thinking

3. 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))

4. 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))

5. 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))

6. backward

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

Synonyms

  • bashful
  • timid

Antonyms

  • forward
  • unturned
  • anterior

Etymology

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

7. backward

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

Synonyms

  • adynamic

Antonyms

  • direct
  • synchronise

Etymology

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

8. backward

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

Synonyms

  • slow-witted
  • half-witted
  • feebleminded

Antonyms

  • falsify
  • stay
  • synchronize
  • consecrate

Etymology

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

9. backward

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

Antonyms

  • ahead

Etymology

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