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    backlash

    backlash - Dictionary definition and meaning for word backlash

    Definition
    (noun) a movement back from an impact
    Synonyms : rebound , recoil , repercussion
    Definition
    (noun) an adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence
    Example Sentence
    • there was a backlash of intolerance
    Definition
    (verb) come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
    Synonyms : backfire , recoil
    Example Sentence
    • Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble
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