backwards

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From backward +‎ -s. See also -s (used in the formation of certain adverbs: backwards, downwards, inwards, etc.).

AdjectiveEdit

backwards (comparative more backwards, superlative most backwards)

  1. Synonym of backward; see usage notes there.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English bakwardis, bakwardis, a variant of Middle English bakwarde, bakward (backward). Equivalent to backward +‎ -s.

AdverbEdit

backwards (comparative more backwards, superlative most backwards)

  1. Synonym of backward; see usage notes there.
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