What is the opposite of backward?

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Adjective
Opposite of toward the rear
Adjective
Opposite of not comfortable around people
Adjective
Opposite of into a worse state
Adjective
Opposite of directed behind or to the rear
Adjective
Opposite of having made less progress than is normal or expected
Adjective
Opposite of directed or moving backwards
Adjective
(of a time period) Opposite of lacking intellectual progress
“It was an enlightening period in the nation's history when scientists, philosophers and free-thinkers were encouraged to pursue their craft.”
Adjective
Opposite of abandoned by a deity or god
Adjective
Opposite of having a repugnance or opposition of mind
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by or causing degeneration
Adjective
Opposite of slow to act
Adjective
Opposite of not comfortable around people
Adjective
Opposite of hesitant, uncertain, or cautious
Adjective
Opposite of basely or weakly fearful
Adjective
Opposite of old-fashioned, out of date
Adjective
Opposite of mentally deficient or underdeveloped
Adjective
Opposite of not contributing to progress
Adjective
Opposite of immature
Adjective
Opposite of changed to a contrary or counterchanged order or direction
Adjective
Opposite of located at the rear (most often said of animals' body parts)
Adjective
Opposite of turned around
Adjective
Opposite of backward
Adverb
Opposite of toward the rear
Adverb
Opposite of used to express one's presence in a given place or location
“It was nowhere to be found, so they gave up.”
Adverb
Opposite of on all sides or in every direction
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