Definition of backward:

part of speech: noun


part of speech: adverb


part of speech: adverb

Toward the rear; with the back coming first; as, to tumble over backward.

part of speech: adverb

Backwards, backwardly.

part of speech: adjective

Directed to the rear; moving or done in a way opposite to the normal way; reversed; reluctant; hesitating; retiring; bashful; behind in learning or progress; dull; as, a backward pupil; behindhand; late.

part of speech: adjective

To the rear; with the hinder part in advance.

part of speech: adjective

Behind; unwilling; slow.

part of speech: adjective

Keeping back: unwilling: slow: late; also, bashful, timid. ( Amer.).

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