Synonyms for backwards
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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote
Oriented toward the back.
The battleship had three backwards guns at the stern, in addition to the primary complement.
In the opposite direction of usual.
The clock did not work because the battery was inserted backwards.
In a manner such that the back precedes the front.
The tour guide walked backwards while droning on to the bored seniors.
Clumsy, inept, or inefficient.
He was a very backwards scholar, but he was a marvel on the football field.
Princeton's WordNet2.7 / 3 votes
back, backward, backwards, rearward, rearwardsadverb
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"
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
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
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Nobody gets to live life backwards. Look ahead -- that's where your future lies.
Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.
From my point of view the worst thing would be for it to end up in the hands of a private collector who locks it up in a bank vault for 50 years, it was hard to keep my hands off it -- I just want to pore through it, to be able to read every word in his crabbed, backwards-sloping hand -- it is such a covetable object.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
I don’t want to see us go backwards, but organized interests fueled by ideology and huge amounts of money are trying to take us backwards. So I feel as strongly today as I ever have that we all have to stand up and defend our country, and most importantly, our democracy.
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- προς τα πίσω, επαναφορά επιστροφήGreek
- invertido, a contrapelo, hacia atrásSpanish
- tagasisuunas, saamatu, vanamoodne, peegelpilt, tahapoole, tagurpidiEstonian
- väärinpäin, kelvoton, taaksepäin, takaperin, vanhanaikainenFinnish
- ke belakangIndonesian
- بهرهودوا, پاشهوپاش, دواکهوتوKurdish
- смотрящий, назад, направленныйRussian
- bakåtriktad, efter, omvänd, baklänges, efterbliven, bakvändSwedish
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