backward-looking


backward-looking
.backward-'looking
adj
using the methods and ideas of the past rather than modern ones - used to show disapproval
Darwin transformed a backward-looking organisation into a respected art school.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • backward-looking — backward ,looking adjective not interested in new ideas or ways of doing things: REACTIONARY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • backward-looking — also backward looking ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone or something as backward looking, you disapprove of their attitudes, ideas, or actions because they are based on old fashioned opinions or methods. They are criticised for… …   English dictionary

  • backward-looking — backˈward looking adjective 1. Having more regard to the past than the future 2. Conservative, reactionary • • • Main Entry: ↑back * * * backward looking UK US adjective not interested in new ideas or ways of doing things Thesaurus: old fashioned …   Useful english dictionary

  • backward looking — see backward looking …   English dictionary

  • backward-looking — /ˈbækwəd lʊkɪŋ/ (say bakwuhd looking) adjective 1. tending to dwell in the past. 2. reactionary. Also, backwardlooking …   Australian English dictionary

  • backward-looking — UK / US adjective not interested in new ideas or ways of doing things …   English dictionary

  • Looking Backward — Infobox Book | name = Looking Backward: 2000 1887 title orig = translator = image caption = cover of Looking Backward: 2000 1887 author = Edward Bellamy illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre =… …   Wikipedia

  • Looking Backward — Reclam Ausgabe von 1919 Das Buch Looking Backward or Life in the Year 2000 (deutsch Ein Rückblick aus dem Jahre 2000 auf das Jahr 1887), das Edward Bellamy 1887 veröffentlichte, handelt von Julian West, einem jungen Amerikaner, der gegen Ende des …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Looking Backward or Life in the Year 2000 — Reclam Ausgabe von 1919 Das Buch Looking Backward or Life in the Year 2000 (deutsch Ein Rückblick aus dem Jahre 2000 auf das Jahr 1887), das Edward Bellamy 1887 veröffentlichte, handelt von Julian West, einem jungen Amerikaner, der gegen Ende des …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • backward — back|ward1 [ bækwərd ] adjective * 1. ) only before noun moving or looking in the direction that is behind you: a backward glance 2. ) not developing quickly, normally, and successfully: a remote and backward region a ) OLD FASHIONED an offensive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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