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

2 Alternative Words Similar to backwater

1 Region Noun      Synonym Words Like Region
2 Water Noun      Synonym Words Like Water

10 definitions of backwater

1 1. Water flowing in from behind.
2 Water thrown back by the turning of a water-wheel or the paddles of steamboats, etc.
3 Water held or forced back, as in a mill-race or in a tributary stream, in consequence of some obstruction, as a dam or flood.
4 An artificial accumulation of water obtained at high tide and reserved in reservoirs, to be discharged at low tide for clearing off deposits in channel-beds and tideways.
5 A creek or arm of the sea which runs parallel to the coast, having only a narrow slip of land between it and the sea, and communicating with the latter by barred entrances.
6 The water held back by a dam or other obstruction
7 A remote place; somewhere that remains unaffected by new events, progresses, ideas, etc.
8 A rowing stroke in which the oar is pushed forward to stop the boat; see back water
9 To row or paddle a backwater stroke.
10 To vacillate on a long-held position.
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