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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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