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Definition of Backward

Backward

  1. Alt. of Backwards
  2. Directed to the back or rear; as, backward glances.
  3. Unwilling; averse; reluctant; hesitating; loath.
  4. Not well advanced in learning; not quick of apprehension; dull; inapt; as, a backward child.
  5. Late or behindhand; as, a backward season.
  6. Not advanced in civilization; undeveloped; as, the country or region is in a backward state.
  7. Already past or gone; bygone.
  8. The state behind or past.
  9. To keep back; to hinder.

Backward Quotations

Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power. - Charles Simmons
Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power.
Charles Simmons

There will always be those people who are just backward and ignorant. There will always be those people. They need somebody to feel superior to.
Janis Ian

You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.
James Thurber

If I see an ending, I can work backward.
Arthur Miller

Revolutions go not backward.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Backward Translations

backward in Afrikaans is agterlik
backward in Dutch is achterover
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