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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People with PTSD tend to act out. They tend to self-medicate. Which means they're going to be on drugs or they may be an alcoholic. And then they're going to get into fights and they have a really short fuse. And guess what happens ? All of a sudden you don't qualify for VA. That's wrong because again we are not taking into account the way we have designed or enforcing the system the realities of that person's life. It's backwards !
I don't like going backwards, i like going forwards so I think rather than reintroducing old methods I think what would help greatly is if everybody seriously put their minds to doing whatever they can to encourage negotiations. That is the doorway to the future.
This is a man who destroyed my youth and that of others, these are people who pushed Poland backwards by many decades.
Whenever you're stressed, remember that stressed is nothing but desserts spelled backwards. Stressed and desserts are thus interconnected in a sweet way. You can probably reverse the feelings of being stressed by eating desserts. So, say farewell to stress in your life, and welcome delicious desserts.
To state a theorem and then to show examples is literally to teach 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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