What does backwardness mean?

backwardness meaning in General Dictionary

their state to be backwards

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  • lack of typical development of intellectual capacities
  • their state to be backwards.

backwardness meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1580s, from backward + -ness.

backwardness meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Hawaii of being backward.

Sentence Examples with the word backwardness

As early as 1553 he had ceased to trust Sylvester and Adashev, owing to their extraordinary backwardness in supporting the claims of his infant son to the throne while he himself lay at the point of death.

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