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Synonyms for backwardness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retardation, mental retardation, backwardness, slowness, subnormality(noun)

    lack of normal development of intellectual capacities

    lag, retardant, deliberation, slowing, backwardness, slowdown, deceleration, deliberateness, ineptness, retardation, mental retardation, clumsiness, unhurriedness, retardent, subnormality, awkwardness, maladroitness, slowness, ineptitude

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. backwardness

    Bashfulness is a shrinking from notice without assignable reason. Coyness is a half encouragement, half avoidance of offered attention, and may be real or affected. Diffidence is self-distrust; modesty, a humble estimate of oneself in comparison with others, or with the demands of some undertaking. Modesty has also the specific meaning of a sensitive shrinking from anything indelicate. Shyness is a tendency to shrink from observation; timidity, a distinct fear of criticism, error, or failure. Reserve is the holding oneself aloof from others, or holding back one's feelings from expression, or one's affairs from communication to others. Reserve may be the retreat of shyness, or, on the other hand, the contemptuous withdrawal of pride and haughtiness. Compare ABASH; PRIDE; TACITURN.

    bashfulness, coldness, constraint, coyness, diffidence, modesty, reserve, shyness, timidity, unobtrusiveness

    abandon, arrogance, assumption, assurance, boldness, conceit, confidence, egotism, forwardness, frankness, freedom, haughtiness, impudence, indiscretion, loquaciousness, loquacity, pertness, sauciness, self-conceit, self-sufficiency, sociability

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

backward, underdevelopment, retardation, delay, under-development, backlog

Translations for backwardness

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  • التخلفArabic
  • vanhanaikaisuus, takapajuisuus, takaperoisuus, vastahakoisuus, jälkeenjääneisyysFinnish
  • पिछड़ेपनHindi
  • underutvecklingSwedish

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