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Public ReactionPlay
Backlash in this sense often involves collective discontent or protest about a decision or event. SlideThe celebrity's controversial comments sparked a significant public backlash.
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Unintended ConsequencesPlay
Consider the term 'backlash' as an unforeseen adverse response to an action meant to be positive or neutral. SlideThe new law aimed at reducing crime faced a backlash from the community it was intended to protect.
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Intensity of ResponsePlay
The word 'backlash' implies a powerful and often emotional response against something. SlideThe sudden backlash against the company's policy change took the management by surprise.