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rearward

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of rearward

  1. 1 being at or in the part of something opposite the front part <got rearward quarters aboard the ship> Synonyms aft, after, hind, hinder, hindmost, posterior, rear, backRelated Words dorsalNear Antonyms ventralAntonyms anterior, fore, forward, front, frontal

  2. 2 directed, turned, or done toward the back <the tearful girl gave a rearward glance to her younger brother as she was being led down the street for her first day at school> Synonyms backward, retrogradeRelated Words reverse, reversed; aft, after, hind, posterior, rear; astern, sternforemostNear Antonyms forward


rearward

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rearward

  1. toward the rear <turned rearward for a moment, just for one final look at the haunting scene> Synonyms back, backward (also rearwards)Related Words astern, sternforemost; anticlockwise [chiefly British], counterclockwise, left-handed, left-handedly, retrograde, reversely, widdershins (also withershins)Near Antonyms beforeAntonyms ahead, along, forth, forward, forwards, on, onward (also onwards)

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