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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any less developed region that is isolated from the world and resists progress; A body of water that was created by a flood or tide or by being restrained by a dam.

Usage examples (35)
  • The other thing that makes it seem like a bit of a backwater is that there were not many attractions to go to.
  • The Band’s Visit – An Egyptian band gets lost in backwater Israel.
  • The Mountain State shouldn't be known as a backwater where prejudice hangs on from the past.
  • I'm from Kansas, what many would also call a backwater state, as was Bill Clinton being governor of Arkansas. for more
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