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?
Intimacies between women go backwards, beginning with revelations and ending up in small talk without loss of esteem.
It appears the tribunal panel is bending over backwards to accommodate China's interests and appear even-handed to both the Philippines and China.
A man with a half volition goes backwards and forwards, and makes no way on the smoothest road a man with a whole volition advances on the roughest, and will reach his purpose, if there be even a little worthiness in it. The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder - a waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life and having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.
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.
[ Those car companies ] have a clear intention to go global, in contrast to what we’re seeing in globalized countries that want to go backwards.
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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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