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Noun: backlash  'bak,lash
  1. A movement back from an impact
    - recoil, repercussion, rebound
  2. An adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence
    "there was a backlash of intolerance"
Verb: backlash  'bak,lash
  1. Come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
    "the political movie backlashed on the Democrats";
    - backfire, recoil

Derived forms: backlashed, backlashes, backlashing

Type of: come about, fall out, go on, hap [archaic], happen, motion, movement, occur, pass, pass off, reaction, take place

Encyclopedia: Backlash