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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 of forward bold, familiar, presumptuous, free, immodest, overfamiliar, presumingWords Related to forward 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 of forward demure, down-to-earth, humble, lowly, meek, unassertive, unpretentious; bashful, mousy (or mousey), retiring, shy, timid, timorous; diffident, self-doubtingAntonyms of forward modest, unassuming

  2. 2 being at or in the forward part or surface of something the ship's forward deck Synonyms of forward anterior, fore, front, frontal, frontward (or frontwards)Words Related to forward ventralNear Antonyms of forward dorsalAntonyms of forward 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 of forward developed, evolved, advanced, high, higher, improved, late, progressive, refinedWords Related to forward 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 of forward 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 of forward 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 of forward farseeing, farsighted, forehanded, foreseeing, forethoughtful, foresighted, forward-looking, prescient, proactive, provident, visionaryWords Related to forward careful, cautious, heedful; discerning, insightful, perceptive, percipient, prudent, sagacious, sage, sapient, wiseNear Antonyms of forward careless, heedless, incautiousAntonyms of forward 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 of forward ahead, forth, along, forwards, on, onward (also onwards)Words Related to forward before, fore, frontward (or frontwards)Near Antonyms of forward 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 of forward ahead, forth, onward, onNear Antonyms of forward 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 of forward advance, cultivate, encourage, foster, further, incubate, nourish, nurse, nurture, promoteWords Related to forward 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 of forward 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 of forward discourage, frustrate, hinder, inhibit



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