Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun backlash

2 senses of backlash

Sense 1
recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlash -- (a movement back from an impact)
       => movement, motion -- (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

Sense 2
backlash -- (an adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence; "there was a backlash of intolerance")
       => reaction -- (doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like; "his style of painting was a reaction against cubism")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb backlash

1 sense of backlash

Sense 1
backfire, backlash, recoil -- (come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble")
       => happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place -- (come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important")

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