Textual thesaurus for "backward"

(adj) feebleminded, half-witted, slow-witted

retarded in intellectual development

(adv) back

in or to or toward a past time

set the clocks back an hour; never look back; lovers of the past looking fondly backward

(adv) backwards, back, rearward, rearwards

at or to or toward the back or rear

he moved back; tripped when he stepped backward; she looked rearward out the window of the car

(adv) backwards

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