- 1 countable/numerable (adverse reaction) reacción (feminine) violenta there are fears of a Christian backlash se teme una violenta reacción por parte de los cristianosMore example sentences
- 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.
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Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.