(noun, verb)


1. a movement back from an impact

Similar word(s): rebound, recoil, repercussion

Definition categories: event, motion, movement

2. an adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence

- there was a backlash of intolerance

Definition categories: act, reaction

Sentences with backlash as a noun:

- The public backlash to the proposal was quick and insistent.


1. 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

Similar word(s): backfire, recoil

Definition categories: social, hap, happen, occur, pass