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backlash Explained

backlash at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['bæk'læʃ]

backlash at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1815, of machinery, from back + lash. In metaphoric sense, it is attested from 1921. ///

backlash at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] a strong negative reaction by a number of people against recent events, especially against political or social developments// backlash against// --The 1970s saw the first backlash against the emerging women's movement.// backlash from// --The management fear a backlash from angry fans over the team's recent poor performances.//

backlash at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

61 Moby Thesaurus words for "backlash":
antagonism, antipathy, backfire, backlashing, backwash, boomerang,
bounce, bounce back, bound, carom, clashing, clout, collision,
conflict, confutation, contradiction, contraposition, contrariety,
contrecoup, counteraction, counterposition, counterworking,
crankiness, crotchetiness, dissent, force, friction, impact,
impress, impression, imprint, interference, kick, kick back,
kickback, mark, nonconformity, opposition, opposure, oppugnance,
oppugnancy, perverseness, print, reaction, rebound, rebuff,
recalcitrance, recalcitration, recoil, reflex, renitency,
repercussion, repugnance, repulse, resilience, resistance,
response, revolt, ricochet, spring, swimming upstream

Backlash at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Backlash \Back"lash`\, n. [Back, adv. + lash.] (Mech.)
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.

backlash at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

backlash
n 1: a movement back from an impact [syn: {recoil}, {repercussion},
{rebound}]
2: an adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence;
"there was a backlash of intolerance"
v : have an unexpected and undesired effect; "Your comments may
backfire and cause you a lot of trouble" [syn: {backfire}]

backlash at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » dab=backlash (disambiguation)|backlash

English

Etymology

From Inter: term » back + Inter: term » lash.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /ˈbækˌlæʃ/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-backlash.ogg|Audio (US)

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » es


  • A sudden backward motion.
    1. A reaction, objection or outcry, especially of a violent or abrupt nature.
    2. : The public backlash to the proposal was quick and insistent.
    3. Inter: mechanic » s 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.
    4. The jarring or reflex motion caused in badly fitting machinery by irregularities in velocity or a reverse of motion.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » sudden backward motion

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|ритане
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|tegenstroom, Inter: t+ » nl|verzet

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|takapotku


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » violent or abrubt reaction
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|tegenstroom, Inter: t+ » nl|verzet
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|vastaisku


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|реакция|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » mechanical: distance of free movement between connected parts
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|луфт, Inter: t+ » bg|хлабина
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|speling
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|välys, Inter: t- » fi|klappi


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|мёртвый ход|m, Inter: t+ » ru|люфт|m
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|zazor

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » jarring motion in badly fitting machinery
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|speling


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|välys, Inter: t- » fi|klappi

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » backlashes|backlashing|backlashed
  • Inter: rfquote-sens » e To cause or set off a backlash.

  • Translation: et » backlash
    Translation: fr » backlash
    Translation: ko » backlash
    Translation: kn » backlash
    Translation: ku » backlash
    Translation: my » backlash
    Translation: nl » backlash
    Translation: pl » backlash
    Translation: ta » backlash
    Translation: th » backlash
    Translation: vi » backlash
    Translation: zh » backlash