Definition of backward-looking in English:

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Opposing progress and innovation; reactionary: archaic social institutions with their backward-looking attitudes and beliefs
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  • The irony of such estrangement from modernism is that it is as rooted in the ‘Western tradition’ as modernism itself - but only in its more reactionary and backward-looking strands.
  • But as a whole, this anachronistic, backward-looking, visibly old-fashioned party needs a fundamental renewal before it is fit to govern again.
  • He was old-fashioned, backward-looking, scared of change and progress.
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