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forward

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of forward

  1. 1 showing a lack of proper social reserve or modesty <a stranger so forward as to ask what medication he was taking and what it was for> Synonyms bold, familiar, presumptuous, free, immodest, overfamiliar, presumingRelated Words arrogant, bumptious, complacent, conceited, egoistic (also egoistical), egomaniacal, egotistic (or egotistical), highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-and-mighty, high-hat, hoity-toity, important, overweening, pompous, prideful, proud, self-asserting, self-assertive, self-complacent, self-conceited, self-important, self-satisfied, smug, uppity, vain, vainglorious; cavalier, disdainful, haughty, lordly, pretentious, snobbish, stuck-up, supercilious, superior; audacious, bold-faced, brash, brassbound, brassy, brazen, cheeky, cocky, fresh, impertinent, impudent, insolent, overbold, pert, sassy, saucy; confident, self-assured, self-confident, sure; boastful, braggart, bragging; domineering, high-handed, imperious; self-absorbed, self-centered, self-concerned, self-engrossed, self-infatuated, self-interested, self-involved, selfish, self-obsessed, self-seekingNear Antonyms demure, down-to-earth, humble, lowly, meek, unassertive, unpretentious; bashful, mousy (or mousey), retiring, shy, timid, timorous; diffident, self-doubtingAntonyms modest, unassuming

  2. 2 being at or in the forward part or surface of something <the ship's forward deck> Synonyms anterior, fore, front, frontal, frontward (or frontwards)Related Words ventralNear Antonyms dorsalAntonyms aft, after, hind, hinder, hindmost, posterior, rear, rearward

  3. 3 being far along in development <the local citizenry's attitude toward racial equality was very forward for its time> Synonyms developed, evolved, advanced, high, higher, improved, late, progressive, refinedRelated Words precocious; full-blown, full-fledged, full-scale; aged, grown, mature, matured, perfected, ripe, ripened; civilized, educated, enhanced, enlightened; contemporary, current, cutting-edge, latest, leading-edge, mod, modern, new, newest, newfangled, new-fashioned, novel, now, present-day, recent, space-age, supermodern, ultramodern, up-to-dateNear Antonyms green, immature, underdeveloped, undersized (also undersize), underweight, unripe, unripened; savage, uncivilized, uneducated; early, embryonic, germinal, primeval, primordial; antediluvian, antiquated, antique, dated, fusty, hoary, musty, Neanderthal (or Neandertal), obsolete, old, oldfangled, old-fashioned, old-time, out-of-date, outworn, passé, pastAntonyms backward, low, lower, nonprogressive, primitive, retarded, rude, rudimentary, undeveloped

  4. 4 having or showing awareness of and preparation for the future <she was forward enough to start investing in her retirement fund at the age of 18> Synonyms farseeing, farsighted, forehanded, foreseeing, forethoughtful, foresighted, forward-looking, prescient, proactive, provident, visionaryRelated Words careful, cautious, heedful; discerning, insightful, perceptive, percipient, prudent, sagacious, sage, sapient, wiseNear Antonyms careless, heedless, incautiousAntonyms half-baked, half-cocked, improvident, myopic, shortsighted




forward

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of forward

  1. 1 toward or at a point lying in advance in space or time <if you keep walking forward, you'll hit that wall> Synonyms ahead, forth, along, forwards, on, onward (also onwards)Related Words before, fore, frontward (or frontwards)Near Antonyms back, backward (or backwards), behind, rearward (also rearwards)

  2. 2 toward a point ahead in space or time <from this day forward, our two nations will live in peace and harmony> Synonyms ahead, forth, onward, onNear Antonyms backward (or backwards)




forward

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of forward

  1. to help the growth or development of <their foundation will help forward better relations between young people from those warring nations> Synonyms advance, cultivate, encourage, foster, further, incubate, nourish, nurse, nurture, promoteRelated Words advocate, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), support, uphold; endow, finance, fund, patronize, stake, subsidize, underwrite; abet, aid, assist; advertise, boost, plug, publicize, tout; agitate (for), campaign (for), work (for)Near Antonyms ban, bar, enjoin, forbid, interdict, outlaw, prevent, prohibit, proscribe; battle, combat, contend (with), counter, fight, oppose; repress, snuff (out), squash, squelch, stifle, subdue, suppress; arrest, check, halt, retard; encumber, fetter, hobble, impede, interfere (with), manacle, obstruct, shackleAntonyms discourage, frustrate, hinder, inhibit





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