One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a backward look’
to the rear, towards the rear, rearward, to the back, towards the back
2‘the decision was a backward step’
retrograde, retrogressive, regressive, unprogressive, for the worse, in the wrong direction, downhill, negative
3‘an economically backward country’
underdeveloped, undeveloped, unsophisticated
4‘he was not backward in displaying his talents’
reticent about, hesitant about, reluctant to, unwilling to, afraid to, loath to, averse to
shy about, diffident about, unconfident about, bashful about, timid about, coy about
informal backward in coming forward
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