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  • adv.back
  • adv.backward

synonyms for backwards

  • backward
  • rearward
  • rearwards
  • about
  • around
  • back to front
  • in reverse
  • toward the rear
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The city is bending over backwards for restaurants, hair salons, barbershops – that they would consider putting another layer of red tape to re-open hotels is really unfair.
CITY TO WEIGH MEASURE GIVING LAID-OFF HOTEL WORKERS FIRST SHOT AT OPEN JOBSMAYA SRIKRISHNANSEPTEMBER 8, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
We should note that some political scientists argue that Gehl and Porter’s analysis of party power has it backwards.
AMERICA’S HIDDEN DUOPOLY (EP. 356 REBROADCAST)STEPHEN J. DUBNERSEPTEMBER 3, 2020FREAKONOMICS
It works great looking backwards, but going forwards it doesn’t work.
THE ECONOMICS OF SPORTS GAMBLING (EP. 388 REBROADCAST)STEPHEN J. DUBNERAUGUST 20, 2020FREAKONOMICS
It’s also clear that this is not how the brain solves the learning problem, because it requires error signals to be sent backwards in both time and space across the synapses between neurons, which is clearly impossible.
A NEW BRAIN-INSPIRED LEARNING METHOD FOR AI SAVES MEMORY AND ENERGYEDD GENTJULY 27, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
It strikes me that you got that exactly backwards with your political career.
THE PRIME MINISTER WHO CRIED BREXIT (EP. 392)STEPHEN J. DUBNEROCTOBER 10, 2019FREAKONOMICS
The series is so taught that it can be recited forwards‌ and backwards—the only true test of learning any series.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
His imagination, wakened by Egypt, plunged backwards with a sense of strange familiarity.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
He went backwards, sailing through the air, to land in the evergreen bed.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
All belonged to the first days in Egypt before he noticed anything; the mind worked backwards to their gleaning.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The natural result was that the ʼrikisha man bolted and the ʼrikisha tilted backwards, to the discomfort of the fool riding in it.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
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WORDS RELATED TO BACKWARDS

  • backwards
  • everted
  • reversed
  • backwards
  • chaotic
  • confused
  • inside-out
  • jumbled
  • upended
  • upside-down
  • wrong side up
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