We have put together a list of words that are similar to BACKWARD.

15 Alternative Words Similar to backward

1 Forward Adjective      Antonym Words Like Forward
2 Converse Adjective      Similar Words Like Converse
3 Inverse Adjective      Similar Words Like Inverse
4 Retrograde Adjective      Similar Words Like Retrograde
5 Reverse Adjective      Similar Words Like Reverse
6 Back Adverb      Synonym Words Like Back
7 Ahead Adverb      Antonym Words Like Ahead
8 Ago Adverb      Synonym Words Like Ago
9 Contrarily Adverb      Synonym Words Like Contrarily
10 Unwilling Adjective      Synonym Words Like Unwilling
11 Reluctant Adjective      Synonym Words Like Reluctant
12 Loath Adjective      Synonym Words Like Loath
13 Dull Adjective      Synonym Words Like Dull
14 Inapt Adjective      Synonym Words Like Inapt
15 Bygone Adjective      Synonym Words Like Bygone

10 examples of backward

1 to ride backward
2 to throw the arms backward
3 to read backwards
4 backward glances
5 a backward child
6 a backward season
7 the country or region is in a backward state
8 the child put her jersey on backward
9 she looked rearward out the window of the car
10 tripped when he stepped backward

10 definitions of backward

1 With the back in advance or foremost.
2 Toward the back; toward the rear.
3 On the back, or with the back downward.
4 Toward, or in, past time or events; ago.
5 By way of reflection; reflexively.
6 From a better to a worse state, as from honor to shame, from religion to sin.
7 In a contrary or reverse manner, way, or direction; contrarily.
8 Directed to the back or rear.
9 Unwilling; averse; reluctant; hesitating; loath.
10 Not well advanced in learning; not quick of apprehension; dull; inapt.
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