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  Words related to backlash

Related / Similar Words: recoil, repercussion, rebound, backfire

 

Definition:
  • an adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence; "there was a backlash of intolerance";
  • a movement back from an impact;
  • have an unexpected and undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble";

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    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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