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Definitions and Synonyms of backwards | Another word for backwards | What is backwards?

Definition 1: in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where backwards or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it's easy to get the `i' and the `e' backward in words like `seize' and `siege'
  • the child put her jersey on backward

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Definition 2: at or to or toward the back or rear - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where backwards or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

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