backwards

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

backwards (comparative more backwards, superlative most backwards)

  1. Synonym of backward; see usage notes there.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Adverb[edit]

backwards (comparative more backwards, superlative most backwards)

  1. Synonym of backward; see usage notes there.
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