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Definition of backlash noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

backlash

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈbæklæʃ//
 
[singular] backlash (against something) backlash (from somebody)
 
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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.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: backlash