1 [in singular] A strong and adverse reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development: a public backlash against racism
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- Women have seen this development as a backlash against equality and democracy.
- Today rogue animosity fuels a backlash against the development of the global economy and the spread of democracy.
- They both maintained there would not be a political backlash against Labour in the next General Election.
adverse reaction, adverse response, counterblast, comeback, repercussion;