What is the opposite of forward?

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Adjective
Opposite of onward so as to make progress
Adjective
Opposite of positioned near the enemy lines
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Opposite of showing a lack of proper social reserve or modesty
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Opposite of further advanced than expected or required
Adjective
Opposite of being far along in development
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Opposite of having or showing awareness of and preparation for the future
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Opposite of boldly self-assured
“The barbarians were subdued and became submissive to the enchantress' whims.”
Adjective
Opposite of impudent or cheeky
Adjective
Opposite of endowed with special, in particular intellectual, abilities
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Opposite of serving as a means of pursuing an aim or policy
Adjective
Opposite of elegant and cultured in appearance, manner, or taste
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Opposite of describing a preemptive action to deter an anticipated change or difficulty
“We need to start taking preemptive measures instead of being so reactive.”
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Opposite of lacking in modesty or decency
Adjective
(technology, electronics) Opposite of advanced in development
“Our company's infrastructure needs an upgrade as the current systems are using old technology.”
Adverb
Opposite of into a position of prominence or notice
Adverb
Opposite of toward or at a point lying in advance in space or time
Adverb
Opposite of toward or at a point lying in advance in space or time
Adverb
Opposite of moving forward
Adverb
Opposite of further forward in time; in the near future
Verb
Opposite of to help the growth or development of
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Opposite of to dispatch or send (a document or goods)
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Opposite of send off to a destination or for a purpose
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Opposite of pass on
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Opposite of be partly responsible for
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