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See definition of backwater on Dictionary.com
  • as inbayou
  • as infrontier
  • as inback-country
  • as inrescind

synonyms for backwater

  • brook
  • creek
  • outlet
  • river
  • stream
  • backwoods
  • boondocks
  • bush
  • hinterland
  • outback
  • outskirts
  • sticks
  • unknown
  • backcountry
  • boonies
  • backwoods
  • heartland
  • inland
  • rural
  • rustic
  • upcountry
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How to use backwater in a sentence

In the last decade, breakthroughs in our understanding of the aging process and promising early results from age reversal experiments in animals have dragged longevity research out of the academic backwaters and firmly into the mainstream.
HOW LONG CAN WE LIVE? NEW RESEARCH SAYS THE HUMAN LIFESPAN TOPS OUT AT 150EDD GENTJUNE 7, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
Until the mid-20th century, these regions were the nation’s economic backwaters, “colonial” producers of raw materials that lagged far behind the rest of the nation in wealth and income.
POLITICAL POWER KEEPS SHIFTING FROM THE RUST BELT TO THE SUN BELT. HERE’S WHY.KEITH OREJELMAY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
After years in the backwaters of venture capital, edtech had a booming 2020.
EDTECH STOCKS ARE GETTING HAMMERED BUT VCS KEEP WRITING CHECKSNATASHA MASCARENHASMAY 14, 2021TECHCRUNCH
It’s fair to say that microfluidics became a scientific backwater.
ARE YOU READY TO BE A TECHNO-OPTIMIST AGAIN?KATIE MCLEANFEBRUARY 24, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The trip was billed as a celebration of the policy change that set in motion Shenzhen’s extraordinary transformation from rural backwater to global manufacturing colossus.
XI JINPING’S NEW ECONOMIC STRATEGY FOR CHINA: ‘DUAL CIRCULATION’ OR DOUBLESPEAK?CLAYCHANDLEROCTOBER 15, 2020FORTUNE
The rugged pioneer community had become, I suddenly saw, a rural backwater.
THE IDYL OF TWIN FIRESWALTER PRICHARD EATON
Once swung out of that backwater they had been swept away, powerless to know where they went, to guess what was their destination.
THE HIDDEN PLACESBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
At last only fourteen of the English were left alive and they got hopelessly penned in a backwater.
ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLDG. E. MITTON
Why, you both look as you did that night the backwater of the South Fork came into our cabin.
THE THREE PARTNERSBRET HARTE
The blue heron rose heavily from the backwater, and winged his slow flight high above the trees.
CREATURES OF THE NIGHTALFRED W. REES
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WORDS RELATED TO BACKWATER

  • backwater
  • backwoods
  • heartland
  • inland
  • rural
  • rustic
  • upcountry
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.