French translation of 'backwater'
1. (= backward place) coin m perdu
to be a cultural backwater être un désert culturel
to be an economic backwater être en retard économiquement
2. (= peaceful place) coin m reculé ⧫ coin m tranquille
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Not that there was anything to see in this quiet rural backwater.ALL ABOUT LOVE (2001)
She had never been stuck in a dull suburban backwater like this.AFTERMATH (2001)
But there was no apparent reason for anybody to harbour idle curiosity about this particular backwater.THE LAST TEMPTATION (2001)
You couldn't have missed it, not even in that backwater of yours.ALASTAIR MCLEAN'S 'NIGHT WATCH' (2001)
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British English: backwater NOUN
A backwater is a place that is isolated.
...a quiet rural backwater.
Translation of backwater from the Collins English to French Dictionary