- backward ► ADJECTIVE 1) directed behind or to the rear. 2) having made less progress than is normal or expected.● not backward in — Cf. ↑not backward inDERIVATIVES backwardly adverb backwardness noun.
English terms dictionary. 2015.
Look at other dictionaries:
backwardness — back ward*ness, n. The state of being backward. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
backwardness — 1580s, from BACKWARD (Cf. backward) + NESS (Cf. ness) … Etymology dictionary
Backwardness — The backwardness model is a theory of economic growth created by Alexander Gerschenkron. The model postulates that the more backward an economy is at the outset of economic development, the more likely certain conditions are to occur.The more… … Wikipedia
backwardness — noun see backward II … New Collegiate Dictionary
backwardness — See backwardly. * * * … Universalium
backwardness — noun a) The state of being backward. b) reluctance … Wiktionary
backwardness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An awkwardness or lack of self confidence in the presence of others: bashfulness, coyness, retiringness, shyness, timidity, timidness. See RESTRAINT … English dictionary for students
backwardness — backÂ·wardÂ·ness || b Ã¦kwÉ™dnÉªs n. tardiness, retardation, underdevelopment … English contemporary dictionary
backwardness — back·ward·ness … English syllables
backwardness — See: backward … English dictionary