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Definition of 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.
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Backward Translations

backward in Afrikaans is agterlik
backward in Dutch is achterover