Meaning of “backwardness” in the English Dictionary

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"backwardness" in American English

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backwardnessnoun [ U ]

us /ˈbæk·wərd·nəs/

the state of not being developed, modern, or advanced:

The country must first overcome its backwardness and poverty.

(Definition of “backwardness” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)