Dictionary Results for backlash

1. backlash - noun

· a movement back from an impact

Synonym(s): recoil, repercussion, rebound

Hypernym(s): movement, motion

2. backlash - noun

· an adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence; "there was a backlash of intolerance"

Hypernym(s): reaction

3. backlash - verb

· come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"; "the political movie backlashed on the Democrats"

Synonym(s): backfire, recoil

Hypernym(s): happen, hap, go_on, pass_off, occur, pass, fall_out, come_about, take_place

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