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Princeton's WordNet

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

    a movement back from an impact

  2. backlash(verb)

    an adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence

    "there was a backlash of intolerance"

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. backlash(Noun)

    A sudden backward motion.

  2. backlash(Noun)

    A reaction, objection or outcry, especially of a violent or abrupt nature.

    The public backlash to the proposal was quick and insistent.

  3. backlash(Noun)

    The distance through which one part of connected machinery, as a wheel, piston, or screw, can be moved without moving the connected parts, resulting from looseness in fitting or from wear.

  4. backlash(Noun)

    The jarring or reflex motion caused in badly fitting machinery by irregularities in velocity or a reverse of motion.

  5. backlash(Verb)

    To cause or set off a backlash.

  6. Origin: From back + lash.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Backlash(noun)

    the distance through which one part of connected machinery, as a wheel, piston, or screw, can be moved without moving the connected parts, resulting from looseness in fitting or from wear; also, the jarring or reflex motion caused in badly fitting machinery by irregularities in velocity or a reverse of motion

Freebase

  1. Backlash

    Backlash is a fictional character from the Wildstorm universe that first appeared in StormWatch #3 in 1993 and was featured in his own comic book series, which ran from 1994 to 1997. His daughter Jodi has adopted the name. Since Worldstorm event that has transpired in the Wildstorm Universe it has been stated that the character will be returning to the printed page.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of backlash in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of backlash in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kevin Denton:

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

  2. Paul Cruickshank:

    I think there's likely to be a backlash, particularly in Jordan, i think it's sort of going to rally support for King Abdullah and his participation in the anti-ISIS coalition.

  3. John Strickland:

    There's no doubt that it's got more challenges than many, because you're dealing with a company that's in a poor financial state, you've got the political interference, the backlash of the incidents.

  4. Felix Delhomme:

    People are sending a message that we're all together, we want to be able to maintain our freedom of speech. We are mostly concerned about the backlash there might be against the Muslim community. They're not more responsible for what happened than I am.

  5. Omar Mahmood:

    I expected backlash, but this is something else, last night I pretty much had a breakdown. I can’t take my final exams -- that has been postponed to next year. And I hate to be dramatic, but this is almost at a breaking point, where this has been going on for a month and I have not been able to focus on things.

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