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Adjective
Towards a position further back
“Never being backward in coming forward, we invited along a few friends to find out for ourselves what this was all about with a carefully planned taste test, at least to begin with.”
Adjective
Shy and fond of being on one's own
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Into a worse state
“He has never flinched, never buckled, never taken a backward step in defending the rights of our editors and journalists to find the news and report it in a fair and balanced way.”
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Directed behind or to the rear
“The real giveaway is the female's hidden pouch, albeit backward opening, for rearing its young.”
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Having made less progress than is normal or expected
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“The programme stands out from the usual Government programmes of supporting the educational needs of the socially backward students by its very approach.”
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Out of date
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“Our technology is rather backward and in dire need of an upgrade.”
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Turned around
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Having a repugnance or opposition of mind
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Changed to a contrary or counterchanged order or direction
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Slow to act
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(of a place) Lacking in progression or development
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Basely or weakly fearful
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Mentally deficient or underdeveloped
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Immature
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Located at the rear (most often said of animals' body parts)
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Doing something or taking place after the expected, proper, or usual time
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Looking back on or dealing with past events or situations
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Foolish or lacking in sense
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Distasteful, crass or vulgar in nature
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Adverb
Towards a position further back
Adverb
Late
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