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"
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"
Oriented toward the back.
The battleship had three backwards guns at the stern, in addition to the primary complement.
The backwards lettering on emergency vehicles makes it possible to read in the rear-view mirror.
Behind current trends or technology.
Modern medicine regards the use of leeches as a backwards practice.
Clumsy, inept, or inefficient.
He was a very backwards scholar, but he was a marvel on the football field.
going the opposite way
we should do the steps backwards to solve the problem.Submitted by rinat on September 4, 2019
they have the same meaning
reverse the order you are headed go backwards
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How to use backwards in a sentence?
Only a fool walks backwards into the future.
One of the very important things now is for us to be able to stay where we are on the TPP negotiations, not to slide backwards, but to finish that job in which Vietnam is very much an important contributor to.
We have made enormous progress at Air France-KLM with the group's 100,000 staff, when I arrived there were significant losses, the company was being suffocated by its debt, and we had lost our way in terms of products, we were going backwards.
These regulations have had an impact on a key economic sector and we cannot afford it, we are going backwards at time when our country solely needs economic growth.
This is a man who destroyed my youth and that of others, these are people who pushed Poland backwards by many decades.
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- επαναφορά επιστροφή, προς τα πίσωGreek
- hacia atrás, a contrapelo, invertidoSpanish
- tagurpidi, tahapoole, peegelpilt, vanamoodne, saamatu, tagasisuunasEstonian
- takaperin, kelvoton, taaksepäin, vanhanaikainen, väärinpäinFinnish
- ke belakangIndonesian
- دواکهوتو, بهرهودوا, پاشهوپاشKurdish
- направленный, назад, смотрящийRussian
- bakåtriktad, bakvänd, efterbliven, baklänges, omvänd, efterSwedish
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