Backward : Synonyms and Antonyms


( Adjective )

This part of the country is still
backward in economical advancement.


1. Unwilling

2. Behind

3. Dull

4. Sluggish

5. Late

6. Tardy

7. Reluctant

Contextual Examples:

An introvert is
unwilling to work in the company of other people.

Bangladesh is much
behind USA so far as technological advancement is concerned.

When India was not free, Indians were considered
dull and sluggish by the Developed Countries.

Some people are habitual
late comers to office. They present a very tardy picture of government offices.

First of all he was
reluctant to accept the help offered by me, later on he accepted it.


1. Willing

2. Ahead

3. Anterior

4. Quick

5. Alert

6. Early

7. Advancing

8. Forward

9. Prompt

10. Eager

Contextual Examples:

A smart person is generally more
willing to cooperate with people.

Rajesh is far
ahead of Suresh in Science.

The student gave a
prompt reply to the question asked by the teacher.

The Synonyms and Antonyms form an integral part of the English Language. Acquaintance with the vocabulary of the English language is a necessity for effective expression either in written or in an oral from. Synonyms are nothing but the similar meanings of a particular word or its semantic relation. A Synonym is a word or a phrase that means the same as another word or a phrase in the same language. Antonyms are the negative connotation of a particular word. An Antonym is a word or phrase that is opposite in meaning to a particular word or a phrase in the same language.

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