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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

At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division.
Jesse Jackson

There's one secret to hitting hard, and that is to completely dedicate your body. That's the difference between a man going forward and a man going backward, no matter how big he is.
Ray Lewis

The real enemies of our life are the 'oughts' and the 'ifs.' They pull us backward into the unalterable past and forward into the unpredictable future. But real life takes place in the here and now.
Henri Nouwen

Can anything good come of a backward way of thinking like judging someone based on skin color? No way.
Adam McKay
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Backward Translations

backward in Afrikaans is agterlik
backward in Dutch is achterover
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