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English noun: backlash

1. backlash (event) a movement back from an impact


Synonymsrebound, recoil, repercussion


Broader (hypernym)motion, movement


Narrower (hyponym)bounce, bouncing, carom, resilience, resiliency, ricochet

2. backlash (act) an adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence


SamplesThere was a backlash of intolerance.


Broader (hypernym)reaction


Narrower (hyponym)white backlash, whitelash


English verb: backlash

1. backlash (social) come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect


SamplesYour comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble.


Synonymsbackfire, recoil


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place









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