Share this entry

backward
British English: /ˈbakwəd/
American English: /ˈbækwərd/

Translation of backward in French:

adjective

  • 2 (primitive)
    (culture, nation, society, economy)
    arriéré
    to be technologically backward
    souffrir d'un retard technologique
  • 3 (Psychology, School) (handicapped) (dated or offensive)
    (child)
    arriéré
    (slow to learn) (pupil)
    retardé
  • 4 (hesitant) he wasn't backward about accepting the free trip
    il n'a pas été long à accepter le voyage gratuit
    she isn't backward in coming forward [humorous]
    elle n'hésite pas à se mettre en avant

adverb

Definition of backward in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: