Definitions for backlash

Definitions for (noun) backlash

Main entry: backlash

Definition: an adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence

Usage: there was a backlash of intolerance

Main entry: recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlash

Definition: a movement back from an impact

Definitions for (verb) backlash

Main entry: backlash, backfire, recoil

Definition: come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect

Usage: Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble

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