Synonyms for backward

Synonyms for (adj) backward

Synonyms: backward

Definition: directed or facing toward the back or rear

Usage: a backward view

Similar words: backswept, sweptback

Definition: used of hair

Similar words: retroflex, cacuminal

Definition: pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back toward the hard palate

Similar words: reversed, converse, transposed

Definition: turned about in order or relation

Usage: transposed letters

Similar words: inverse, reverse

Definition: reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect

Similar words: reverse, rearward

Definition: directed or moving toward the rear

Usage: a rearward glance; a rearward movement

Similar words: receding

Definition: (of a hairline e.g.) moving slowly back

Similar words: reflexive, self-referent

Definition: referring back to itself

Similar words: regardant

Definition: looking backward

Similar words: retracted

Definition: drawn back and in

Usage: a cat with retracted claws

Similar words: retral, retrograde

Definition: moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction

Similar words: retroflex, retroflexed

Definition: bent or curved backward

Similar words: returning, reversive

Definition: tending to be turned back

Synonyms: backward

Definition: (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature

Usage: a backward lover

Similar words: bashful, blate

Definition: disposed to avoid notice

Usage: they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it; (`blate' is a Scottish term for bashful)

Synonyms: backward

Definition: having made less than normal progress

Usage: an economically backward country

Similar words: adynamic, undynamic

Definition: characterized by an absence of force or forcefulness

Synonyms: feebleminded, half-witted, backward, slow-witted

Definition: retarded in intellectual development

Similar words: retarded

Definition: relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development

Usage: providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded

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