Meaning of “backlash” in the English Dictionary

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"backlash" in American English

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backlashnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbækˌlæʃ/

a strong, negative reaction to something, esp. to change:

The mayor foresaw no political backlash against his proposal.

(Definition of “backlash” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)