One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The state of having made less progress than is normal or expected.‘unification failed to remedy the economic backwardness of the south’‘technological backwardness’
- ‘Its socioeconomic backwardness does not provide a satisfactory answer.’
- ‘We take note of the brutality of the conditions and the inevitable backwardness of the semi-rural area.’
- ‘Why does social backwardness achieve such success?’
- ‘They belong to the portion of society still doomed to backwardness.’
- ‘European conquest and the rights of indigenous peoples exemplify the moral backwardness of international society.’
- ‘This "hard-hitting" talk is simply an apology for ignorance and backwardness.’
- ‘The filmmaker seems too prone to adapt herself to backwardness.’
- ‘An auxiliary theme is the conflict between city and countryside, backwardness and development, tradition and modernity.’
- ‘Her backwardness threatened to prevent his acceptance in wider social circles.’
- ‘The impetus and content of gangster rap may have originated in the desperation and backwardness of the inner-city population.’
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