What does backlash mean?

Definitions for backlash
ˈbækˌlæʃback·lash

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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.

    Etymology: From back + lash.

  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.

    Etymology: From back + lash.

  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.

    Etymology: From back + lash.

  4. backlash(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From back + lash.

  5. backlash(Verb)

    To cause or set off a backlash.

    Etymology: 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.

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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

Examples of backlash in a Sentence

  1. Michael Szanto:

    We need to protect our farmers by not needlessly starting a trade war that’s too aggressive of a policy that’s going to cause a backlash for our farmers, now, it is possible that both sides will back down on this and this is not to say that the United States should not do anything [but] generally as an economist I am very leery of tariffs interfering with free trade.

  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. Avi Greengart:

    The iPhone 8 is expected to be priced around $ 1,000, or a bit more than the Note 8. If that comes to pass, it is hard to see how Samsung would receive much consumer backlash, samsung's biggest challenge this fall -- or biggest opportunity -- will be reminding consumers who are looking for more modestly priced premium phones that the Galaxy S8 is still an exciting option.

  4. Faisal Qazi:

    We weren't sure what kind of backlash would come to our charitable work.

  5. Fabiana Perez:

    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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