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backlashnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbækˌlæʃ/
a ​strong, ​negativereaction to something, esp. to ​change: The ​mayorforesaw no ​political backlash against his ​proposal.
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backlashnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbæk.læʃ/
a ​strongfeeling among a ​group of ​people in ​reaction to a ​change or ​recentevents in ​society or ​politics: the 60s backlash againstbourgeoismaterialism the backlash againstfeminism
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