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  Definition of backlash
  1. an adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence; "there was a backlash of intolerance"
  2. a movement back from an impact
  3. have an unexpected and undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"
Similar Words: recoil, repercussion, rebound, backfire

 

Hyponyms: whitelash, white backlash, bounce, bouncing, resilience, resiliency, ricochet, carom

 

Derivational Morphology: backfire, bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet, boomerang

 

 
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