Backward Adjective Synonyms
bashful, shy, reticent, diffident, retiring, coy, timid, unwilling, loath, chary, reluctant, averse
She took him to be a bit backward when he didn't respond to her smile.
rearward, to the rear, behind, to the past
She gave him a backward glance. He went on through life with never a backward look.
retrograde, retrogressive, reverse, regressive
The ancients were unable to account for the apparently backward motion of the planets.
slow, dim-witted, dull, stupid, slow-witted, dumb, feeble-minded, gormless, dim
Some of the more backward students will need extra help.
slow, late, behindhand, retarded
Millie seemed a bit backward in learning to walk.
Backward Adverb Synonyms
Walk backward to the door with your hands up.
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Entertainment / Video Games / Backwards compatibility: This refers to the ability of new technology to run software designed for an earlier iteration of hardware. For example, the playstation 2 is able to run all games designed for the previous generation MORE