Back and Backward


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Back adverb – Toward the opposite direction.
Usage example: turned back for one last comment

Backward is a synonym for back in approach topic. In some cases you can use "Backward" instead the word "Back" as an adverb or an adjective, when it comes to topics like direction, end, precede, behind. popular alternative
Nearby Words: backward, backing, backed, backside, backwards
Synonyms for Back


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Backward adverb – Toward the rear.
Usage example: looking backward, we could see the town receding in the distance

Back is a synonym for backward in approach topic. You can use "Back" instead the word "Backward" as an adverb or an adjective or a noun, if it concerns topics such as direction, precede, behind, rearward. popular alternative
Nearby Words: back, backwater, backwardness, backwards, backwardation
Synonyms for Backward

Things that words describes

throw back throw backward throw
characters back characters backward characters
country back country backward country
history back history backward history
Other nouns: attacks, feet.
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