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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

When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward - or go back. He who now talks about the 'freedom of the press' goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism.
Vladimir Lenin

Here's an idea: How about just 'Americans?' That has a nice ring to it, if you ask me. Placing undue emphasis on our 'separateness' is a step backward. Bring back the melting pot.
Bobby Jindal

Like all of Latin America, Mexico after independence in 1821 turned its back on a triple heritage: on the Spanish heritage, because we were newly liberated colonies, and on our Indian and black heritages, because we considered them backward and barbaric. We looked towards France, England and the U.S., to become progressive democratic republics.
Carlos Fuentes

When I was fourteen and first started going out, I always wanted to be the opposite of everyone else. So I would go to the club in a polo T-shirt and pants and sneakers and a hat on backward, just so I would not be dressed like other girls.
Rihanna
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Backward Translations

backward in Afrikaans is agterlik
backward in Dutch is achterover
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