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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbackward-lookingˌbackward-ˈlooking adjective  using the methods and ideas of the past rather than modern ones – used to show disapproval opp forward-looking Darwin transformed a backward-looking organisation into a respected art school.
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backward-lookingIn 1890 all foreign ministries had been, to varying extents, tradition-bound and backward-looking.The whole scene represented by these extensive remains is determinedly backward-looking and insular.Some of its politicians were backward-looking in that their major objectives were to remedy inter-war problems.Even if Maastricht is ratified intact, the past four months have made it seem backward-looking, or even irrelevant.The titles of many of the talks seem curiously backward-looking, particularly compared with the straight forward approach of the Berlin programme.This gives intentional explanations a forward-looking quality which contrasts with the backward-looking quality of empirical explanations.But this is backward-looking stuff from another era.The later Victorian undertakers were arguably the most backward-looking tradesmen of their day.
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