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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlash(noun)

    a movement back from an impact

    repercussion, rebound, reverberation, kick, recoil

  2. backlash(verb)

    an adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence

    "there was a backlash of intolerance"

    recoil, rebound, repercussion

  3. 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"

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "backlash":

    reaction, rebound, setback, revolution

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  1. Catharine MacKinnon:

    There is no backlash without a frontlash, anytime abusers don't get away with violating us without consequences, it will be called' bias' or' lack of due process.' Anytime we say what he did, making perpetrators look like who and what they are, it will be called' defamatory'.

  2. Mike Pence:

    Was I expecting this kind of backlash? Heavens no.

  3. Leonard Doyle:

    I think what we're seeing is kind of a backlash against migration, in this context, because the numbers are so high.

  4. Professor Jacobson:

    This is an attempt not just to scare Black Law Students Association away from my course, but to scare Black Law Students Association away from speaking Black Law Students Association minds, and to create a faculty and student purity test, this isnt activism, its anti-intellectualism. I dont think it will work, and there will be a backlash.

  5. Danry Vasquez:

    I also realize that scenes from this incident were powerful, as a public figure, I should be setting a better example. Today, I ask for forgiveness and want to show that this will not happen again. I understand there will be more backlash and I’m leaving everything in God’s hands.

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