Learn English Grammar From A–Z
1(of country, region)atraso masculine
- Her backwardness threatened to prevent his acceptance in wider social circles.
- They belong to the portion of society still doomed to backwardness.
- European conquest and the rights of indigenous peoples exemplify the moral backwardness of international society.
- An auxiliary theme is the conflict between city and countryside, backwardness and development, tradition and modernity.
- Its socioeconomic backwardness does not provide a satisfactory answer.
- Why does social backwardness achieve such success?
- The impetus and content of gangster rap may have originated in the desperation and backwardness of the inner-city population.
- The filmmaker seems too prone to adapt herself to backwardness.
- This "hard-hitting" talk is simply an apology for ignorance and backwardness.
3(shyness, reluctance)reticencia feminine