Backward: definitions, synonyms, antonyms, examples and more!

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Meanings Frequency Definitions Examples Parts of Speech Synonyms Antonyms Usage
back 36 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 Adverb No Data No Data No Data
back 15 In or to or toward a past time set the clocks back an hour, never look back, lovers of the past looking fondly backward Adverb No Data ahead No Data
backward 4 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 Adverb No Data forward No Data
rearward 4 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 Adverb No Data No Data No Data
backward 2 Directed or facing toward the back or rear a backward view Adjective backswept, cacuminal, converse, inverse, rearward, receding, reflexive, regardant, retracted, retral, retroflex, returning forward No Data
backward 2 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 Adverb No Data No Data No Data
backwards 1 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 Adverb No Data No Data No Data
backward 0 (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature a backward lover Adjective bashful forward No Data
backward 0 Retarded in intellectual development No Data Adjective retarded No Data Archaism
half-witted 0 Retarded in intellectual development No Data Adjective retarded No Data Archaism
slow-witted 0 Retarded in intellectual development No Data Adjective retarded No Data Archaism
feebleminded 0 Retarded in intellectual development No Data Adjective retarded No Data Archaism
backward 0 Having made less than normal progress an economically backward country Adjective undynamic No Data No Data
rearwards 0 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 Adverb No Data No Data No Data
backwards 0 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 Adverb No Data No Data No Data
backward 0 In or to or toward a past time set the clocks back an hour, never look back, lovers of the past looking fondly backward Adverb No Data forward No Data
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How many meanings does the word "Backward" have?

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The word "Backward" has 16 meanings. The most frequent meaning is back.

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What are the hyponyms for the word "Backward"?

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The word "Backward" has no hyponyms.

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Is the word "Backward" very frequent in Wordnet’s lexical database?

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The word "Backward" has a maximum frequency of 36.

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What are the synonyms for the word "Backward"?

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The word "Backward" has 15 synonyms which are: backswept, cacuminal, converse, inverse, rearward, receding, reflexive, regardant, retracted, retral, retroflex, returning, bashful, retarded, undynamic.

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