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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlashnoun

    a movement back from an impact

    repercussion, rebound, reverberation, kick, recoil

  2. backlashverb

    an adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence

    "there was a backlash of intolerance"

    recoil, rebound, repercussion

  3. backfire, backlash, recoilverb

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

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

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

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  1. List of paraphrases for "backlash":

    reaction, rebound, setback, revolution

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  1. Lori Levine:

    Given that we are in an environment of Covid-19 shelter in place and lockdown, we need our celebrities to feel more grounded and to lift us up and to let us know that we are all in this together, there can be backlash if they're showing off too much.

  2. The New York Times:

    By embracing the backlash to the coronavirus restrictions, Mr. Trump is tapping into a powerful well of political energy as he seeks re-election this year. The president is also trying to deflect anger about his response to the virus away from him and toward Democratic governors, who he hopes will shoulder the blame for keeping the restrictions in place and for any deaths that occur after states reopen.

  3. Kevin Denton:

    That's how the wind has been blowing, there has generally been a backlash against decades of overly sweet cocktails.

  4. Chief Executive Michael Katchen:

    There are great ways to introduce payment for order flows, in particular if the broker decides to share revenue with clients, enabling better price execution, in the U.S., because of a lack of transparency, and a misunderstanding of the business model, there was a huge backlash against this.

  5. Rizwan Jaka:

    Security guards resigned because they were fearful of getting hurt in the backlash, people were concerned.

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