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rearward

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 being at or in the part of something opposite the front part
  • got rearward quarters aboard the ship

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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

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rearward

adverb
variants: also rearwards

Synonyms & Antonyms of rearward (Entry 2 of 2)

toward the rear
  • turned rearward for a moment, just for one final look at the haunting scene

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“Rearward.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rearward. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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