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Synonyms for backwards

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. back, backward, backwards, rearward, rearwards(adverb)

    at or to or toward the back or rear

    "he moved back"; "tripped when he stepped backward"; "she looked rearward out the window of the car"

    Synonyms:
    rearwards, back, backward, rearward

  2. backward, backwards(adverb)

    in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal

    "it's easy to get the `i' and the `e' backward in words like `seize' and `siege'"; "the child put her jersey on backward"

    Synonyms:
    rearwards, back, backward, rearward

Wiktionary

  1. backwards(adverb)

    Synonyms:
    rearward, hindwards, retrograde

  2. backwards(adverb)

    Synonyms:
    reversedly, contrariwise, mirror image, back to front, switched

  3. backwards(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    in reverse, back to front, primitive, dated, crude, obsolete

  4. backwards(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    fumbling, awkward, incompetent, poor

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. backwards(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    regressively, rearwards, aback, behind, ABAFT

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    back, backward, retrograde, rearward, upside-down, behind, ago, back-to-front

How to use backwards in a sentence?

  1. Terry Goodkind:

    Only a fool walks backwards into the future.

  2. Wasserman Schultz:

    I went over that deal backwards and forwards.

  3. Witold Waszczykowski:

    These are people who pushed Poland backwards by many decades.

  4. Eneas Espinoza:

    The Church cannot be judge and jury, this is a backwards step.

  5. Aneurin Bevan:

    Reactionary: A man walking backwards with his face to the future.

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#103back
#808ago
#1531behind
#1711poor
#5171dated
#9742switched
#9920crude
#10591primitive
#12026backward
#12297obsolete
#12694backwards
#17452awkward
#24911incompetent
#38684retrograde
#57710fumbling
#90539rearward
#179283contrariwise

Translations for backwards

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  • pozpátkuCzech
  • rückwärtsGerman
  • επαναφορά επιστροφή, προς τα πίσωGreek
  • malantaŭenEsperanto
  • hacia atrás, a contrapelo, invertidoSpanish
  • tagurpidi, tahapoole, peegelpilt, vanamoodne, saamatu, tagasisuunasEstonian
  • takaperin, kelvoton, taaksepäin, vanhanaikainen, väärinpäinFinnish
  • indietroItalian
  • 뒤로Korean
  • دواکه‌وتو, به‌ره‌ودوا, پاشه‌وپاشKurdish
  • whakatuaraMāori
  • achterwaartsDutch
  • направленный, назад, смотрящийRussian
  • bakåtriktad, bakvänd, efterbliven, baklänges, omvänd, efterSwedish
  • назадUkrainian

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