Backwards definitions

bakwərdz
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Oriented toward the back.

The battleship had three backwards guns at the stern, in addition to the primary complement.

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The backwards lettering on emergency vehicles makes it possible to read in the rear-view mirror.

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(derogatory) Behind current trends or technology.

Modern medicine regards the use of leeches as a backwards practice.

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He was a very backwards scholar, but he was a marvel on the football field.

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Toward the back.

The cabinet toppled over backwards.

Life is lived forwards, but understood backwards.—Søren Kierkegaard.

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In the opposite direction of usual.

The clock did not work because the battery was inserted backwards.

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In a manner such that the back precedes the front.

The tour guide walked backwards while droning on to the bored seniors.

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Origin of backwards

backward +‎ -s. See -s (Etymology 3)