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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Lack of normal development of intellectual capacities.

Usage examples (29)
  • But this backwardness is not coming from old generation necessarily.
  • To think that in year 2010 people still living America with such backwardness is mind boggling.
  • The second major charge levelled against Europe, that of technological backwardness, is less serious.
  • I quote it in there, in which he says that the main reason he says for our backwardness in 1868 -- the word backwardness was still permitted. for more
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