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Meaning & Definition of Backlash in English

English

Backlash

/bæklæʃ/

noun

1. A movement back from an impact

    synonym:
  • recoil
  • ,
  • repercussion
  • ,
  • rebound
  • ,
  • backlash

2. An adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence

  • "There was a backlash of intolerance"
    synonym:
  • backlash

verb

1. Come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect

  • "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"
    synonym:
  • backfire
  • ,
  • backlash
  • ,
  • recoil