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The badge sparked a huge backlash over its political context. The Sun (2016)The apparent police failings have brought a political backlash. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And the soap faced a backlash on social media. The Sun (2017)We won't name this person for fear of sparking a social media backlash from which their career and personal life would struggle to recover. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The few Indian artists who have spoken up for Pakistani friends and colleagues have faced a vicious backlash. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Its plans to reform housing benefit have provoked a growing backlash from across the political spectrum. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There were growing signs of a political backlash at the economic slump. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The launch yesterday prompted a backlash on social media. The Sun (2016)They feared a backlash from business clients. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But the buzz phrase now faces the inevitable backlash. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is understandable that there has been a backlash against recent trends in policy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Her refusal to accept calls for change provoked a backlash from pressure groups. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Ministers also fear a backlash from parents if schools are forced to implement big budget cuts. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Fears are growing that it could provoke a protectionist backlash. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And he feared a backlash from fans after trying to engineer an exit. The Sun (2015)They fear that if they do not ask for the same they will face a backlash from their voters. The Sun (2016)Researchers in the field show that female lawyers who plead on behalf of their clients suffer little social backlash. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Bookmakers have tried to head off a growing political backlash against the industry by announcing voluntary measures to tackle problem gambling. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But it is fair to say that there has also been a strong backlash and that has led to the booing of players. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He faced a backlash last week after imposing a ban on Twitter. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There has been an inevitable backlash against Tesco. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The American company is fighting a growing political backlash against the project. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Of course, the backlash was inevitable. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Indeed, it provoked a furious backlash. Times, Sunday Times (2016)By yesterday, after a political backlash, they had been suspended. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The site has suffered a backlash in recent times, when users felt that new privacy settings opened up their information in ways they did not want. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A sudden, savage backlash greeted the Government when it attempted to introduce a structured programme for early years learning at nurseries. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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British English: backlash NOUN
A backlash against a tendency or recent development in society or politics, is a sudden, strong reaction against it.
…the public backlash against bankers and their bonuses.
Definition of backlash from the Collins English Dictionary
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