backward-looking

backward-looking

or

backward looking

adj
concerned with the past rather the present and future
Translations

backward-looking

[ˈbækwədˌlʊkɪŋ] ADJretrógrado

backward-looking

[ˈbækwədˌlʊkɪŋ] adj (pej) → retrogrado/a
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The cyclical, unpredictable nature of prices has not stopped an army of prognosticators from trying to guess where they will go, but most forecasts have an endearing backward-looking quality.
On May 7th the UK electorate rejected Ed Miliband and his outdated, V1 Form socialist, backward-looking class warfare.
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By rejecting this divisive and backward-looking measure, the South Dakota State Senate has sent a clear statement that they support real solutions that look toward the next century and work to unify our groups that share so much in common," Taskin continued.
More flexible approaches to teacher quality, Hess and McShane caution, require vigilance against backward-looking policies that bake in traditional assumptions about teachers' roles.
WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (KUNA) -- The situation in Ukraine caught Russia President Vladimir Putin by surprise, and Putin "has been improvising himself into a nationalist, backward-looking approach to Russian policy that is scaring the heck out of his neighbors and is badly damaging his economy -- and sanctions are having a big bite on their economy," US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.
The last words in the diaries of the late star Kenneth Williams "Northern Ireland stands as a blot on the map; a backward-looking, divisive and divided society" David McMillen, QC, on the fact that the Province remains the only part of the United Kingdom banning same-sex marriages "You sat in that chair from 11.
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What happened with respect to Mr Mendez was that our crucial ongoing National Dialogue was lasting longer than expected and that our government determined that his visit was likely to change the subject from forward-looking reconciliation to backward-looking recriminations.