Definition of backlash noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbæklæʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbæklæʃ//
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[singular] backlash (against something) | backlash (from somebody) a strong negative reaction by a large number of people, for example to something that has recently changed in society The government is facing an angry backlash from voters over the new tax.Extra examples They face a backlash from shareholders. a backlash against any future reforms a conservative backlash against the feminism of the 80s
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