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Definition 1: an adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence - [noun denoting act]

Samples where backlash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a backlash of intolerance

(backlash is a kind of ...) doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like

"his style of painting was a reaction against cubism"

(... is a kind of backlash ) backlash by white racists against black civil rights advances

Definition 2: a movement back from an impact - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for backlash in the sense of this definition

(backlash is a kind of ...) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

(... is a kind of backlash ) rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)

(... is a kind of backlash ) an occurrence of rebounding or springing back

(... is a kind of backlash ) a glancing rebound

Samples where backlash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble
  • the political movie backlashed on the Democrats

Synonyms for backlash in the sense of this definition

(backlash is a kind of ...) come to pass

"What is happening?" "The meeting took place off without an incidence" "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

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