- achtergebleven; onderontwikkeld; achtergebleven
- directed or facing toward the back or rear
"a backward view"
- having made less than normal progress
"an economically backward country"
- (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature
"a backward lover"
- in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal
"it's easy to get the `i' and the `e' backward in words like `seize' and `siege'"
"the child put her jersey on backward"
- in or to or toward a past time
"lovers of the past looking fondly backward"
- Go / move backward !
- He fell backward.
- The dog walked backward.
- He is backward in science.
- Tom took a step backward.
- She is backward in expressing her opinion.
- He looked backward over his shoulder.
- The actress fell backward over the stage.
- Social conditions are going backward rather than forward.
- He bent over backward to please his wife.
- It is important to maintain backward compatibility with software that was written to run on the former system.
- I wonder how someone can still defend a backward and cruel dictatorship such as Lukashenko's who has managed to have every one of his opponents beaten up and imprisoned. It's just beyond me !
- For a long time society was strongly hierarchal and unequal, primarily composed of peasants. The most backward, impoverished population, were crushed by the weight of the taxes, wars, and famines.
- No backward calculations
- Under these schemes, companies must invest in backward areas.