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Definition of: BACKWARD

(a.) Directed to the back or rear; as, backward glances.
(a.) Unwilling; averse; reluctant; hesitating; loath.
(a.) Not well advanced in learning; not quick of apprehension; dull; inapt; as, a backward child.
(a.) Late or behindhand; as, a backward season.
(a.) Not advanced in civilization; undeveloped; as, the country or region is in a backward state.
(a.) Already past or gone; bygone.
(adv.) Alt. of Backwards
(n.) The state behind or past.
(v. i.) To keep back; to hinder.

anagrams of:backward

(n.) A loss of advantage, or deduction from profit, value, success, etc.; a discouragement or hindrance; objectionable feature.
(n.) Money paid back or remitted; especially, a certain amount of duties or customs, sometimes the whole, and sometimes only a part, remitted or paid back by the government, on the exportation of the commodities on which they were levied.