- adj. 向后的；反向的；发展迟缓的
- adv. 向后地；相反地
CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 CET6
back, 后。-ward, 动词后缀，转，同verse.
- backward (adv.)
- c. 1300, from abakward, from Old English on bæc (see back (adv.)) + -weard adjectival and adverbial suffix (see -ward). Old English had the adverb bæcling. As an adjective, from 1550s. Meaning "behindhand with regard to progress" is first attested 1690s. To ring bells backward (from lowest to highest), c. 1500, was a signal of alarm for fire or invasion, or to express dismay. Another Middle English word for "backward, wrongly" was arseward (c. 1400); Old English had earsling.
- 1. The car passed over the body twice, once backward and then forward.
- 2. History may judge the enterprise to have been rather backward-looking.
- 3. We need to accelerate the pace of change in our backward country.
- 4. He took two steps backward.
- 5. She strode past him without a backward glance .
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