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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  1. backwardness

    Bashfulness is a shrinking from notice without assignable reason. Coyness is a half encouragement, half avoidance of offered attention, and may be real or affected. Diffidence is self-distrust; modesty, a humble estimate of oneself in comparison with others, or with the demands of some undertaking. Modesty has also the specific meaning of a sensitive shrinking from anything indelicate. Shyness is a tendency to shrink from observation; timidity, a distinct fear of criticism, error, or failure. Reserve is the holding oneself aloof from others, or holding back one's feelings from expression, or one's affairs from communication to others. Reserve may be the retreat of shyness, or, on the other hand, the contemptuous withdrawal of pride and haughtiness. Compare ABASH; PRIDE; TACITURN.

    Synonyms:
    bashfulness, coldness, constraint, coyness, diffidence, modesty, reserve, shyness, timidity, unobtrusiveness

    Antonyms:
    abandon, arrogance, assumption, assurance, boldness, conceit, confidence, egotism, forwardness, frankness, freedom, haughtiness, impudence, indiscretion, loquaciousness, loquacity, pertness, sauciness, self-conceit, self-sufficiency, sociability

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. backwardness

    Synonyms:
    reluctance, slowness, shyness, hesitation, unwillingness, repugnance

    Antonyms:
    forwardness, readiness, willingness, promptitude, alacrity

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. retardation, mental retardation, backwardness, slowness, subnormalitynoun

    lack of normal development of intellectual capacities

    Synonyms:
    lag, retardant, deliberation, slowing, slowdown, deceleration, deliberateness, ineptness, retardation, mental retardation, clumsiness, unhurriedness, retardent, subnormality, awkwardness, maladroitness, slowness, ineptitude

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.0 / 1 vote

  1. backwardnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    reluctance, averseness, unwillingness, disinclination, hesitancy, inaptness, dullness, lateness, tardiness, undevelopment

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "backwardness":

    backward, underdevelopment, retardation, delay, under-development, backlog

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#41511unwillingness
#49607deceleration
#50191shyness
#53531slowness
#60838timidity
#66641coldness
#76733awkwardness
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#96428backwardness
#101812clumsiness
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#281008bashfulness
#307452coyness
#323868retardent

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  • التخلفArabic
  • vanhanaikaisuus, takapajuisuus, takaperoisuus, vastahakoisuus, jälkeenjääneisyysFinnish
  • arriérationFrench
  • पिछड़ेपनHindi
  • underutvecklingSwedish
  • 落后Chinese

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