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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In a reverse manner; In a manner toward the rear or toward the past

Usage examples (36)
  • Orthoptera, a pair of backwardly directed appendages which overlie in
  • So, please, drop this little backwardly-antisemitic sermons, will you?
  • But it is always preferable to live backwardly than to have to fight without arms.
  • But in its policy toward its foes and allies, it acted backwardly -- in classic 1903 imperialist mode. for more
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