What is another word for backfire?

Synonyms for backfire
ˈbækˌfaɪər

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term backfire.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blowback, backfire(noun)

    the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired

    Synonyms:
    boomerang, blowback

  2. backfire(noun)

    a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine

    Synonyms:
    boomerang, blowback

  3. backfire(noun)

    a fire that is set intentionally in order to slow an approaching forest fire or grassfire by clearing a burned area in its path

    Synonyms:
    boomerang, blowback

  4. backfire, boomerang(verb)

    a miscalculation that recoils on its maker

    Synonyms:
    throw stick, boomerang, throwing stick, blowback

  5. backfire, backlash, recoil(verb)

    come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect

    "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"

    Synonyms:
    rebound, spring, quail, flinch, bound, funk, kick, squinch, ricochet, kick back, cringe, bounce, backlash, wince, recoil, resile, reverberate, take a hop, shrink

  6. backfire(verb)

    emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire

    "My old car backfires all the time"

    Synonyms:
    recoil, backlash

  7. backfire(verb)

    set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire

    Synonyms:
    recoil, backlash

How to pronounce backfire?

Alex
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

How to say backfire in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#1249spring
#3403bound
#5089kick
#8260funk
#9429rebound
#10952bounce
#13161shrink
#22782quail
#25905backlash
#30466boomerang
#31728recoil
#31924wince
#43010cringe
#47072ricochet
#52900backfire
#76457flinch
#79301blowback
#113280reverberate

How to use backfire in a sentence?

  1. Michael Stern:

    He won't win, legally, and it could backfire politically, once the majority of senators have said they want to hear from Bolton, going to court is just going to rub senators the wrong way.

  2. Will Smith:

    Studios make the decision that if they're going to Comic-Con, they have to bring their A-game, if you don't come with something that's going to get people excited, it could actually backfire ... It's not cheap to make a splash at Comic-Con.

  3. Helal Miah:

    Cost cuts and other strategic initiatives are still ongoing and should be welcomed by investors, but strategies, such as taking the brand even more upmarket, have the potential to backfire and alienate traditional customers as we have seen with other brands in the industry.

  4. Andrew Ames:

    You saw bursts of flames, little flames shooting out from the engine, it almost looked like backfire flames from a motorcycle or car.

  5. Daniel Riseman:

    No one is interested in hearing a well-prepared monologue, while careful preparation is essential, do not force statistics or facts into the conversation at every opportunity. Interviewers remember organic discussions. Serving as your own PR agent can backfire.

Images & Illustrations of backfire

  1. backfire
    backfire
    backfire
    backfire
    backfire

Translations for backfire

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • nach hinten losgehen, fehlschlagenGerman
  • salir el tiro por la culata, tener contraefecto, tener efecto retroactivoSpanish
  • mennä pieleen, kostautua, epäonnistuaFinnish
  • se retourner contre, avoir l'effet inverseFrench
  • avere effetto contrarioItalian
  • falenDutch
  • sair pela culatraPortuguese
  • привести к обратным результатам, приводить к обратным результатамRussian
  • vratiti se, obiti se o glavuSerbo-Croatian
  • ย้อนกลับThai

Get even more translations for backfire »

Translation

Find a translation for the backfire synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these backfire synonyms with the community:

0 Comments


    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "backfire." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 11 May 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/backfire>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for backfire?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    what is a possible synonym of Bad?
    • A. good
    • B. naughty
    • C. cold
    • D. hot

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for backfire: