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Synonyms and Antonyms of backfire

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backfire

synonym (synonym of backfire)

  • (noun.event)
    the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired (noun.event)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a miscalculation that recoils on its maker (noun.act)
     
  • (verb.social)
    come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect (verb.social)
     

hypernym (backfire IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • a fire that is set intentionally in order to slow an approaching forest fire or grassfire by clearing a burned area in its path (noun.event)
    the event of something burning (often destructive) (noun.event)
     
  • a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine (noun.event)
    a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction (noun.event)
     
  • a miscalculation that recoils on its maker (noun.act)
    a mistake in calculating (noun.act)
     
  • come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect (verb.social)
    come to pass (verb.change)
     
  • emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire (verb.perception)
    emit a noise (verb.perception)
     
  • set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire (verb.change)
    destroy by fire (verb.change)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF backfire relation)

  • the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired (noun.event)
    backfire from a recoilless weapon (noun.event)
     

derivation (.... is derived from backfire)

  • a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine (noun.event)
    emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire (verb.perception)
     
  • a miscalculation that recoils on its maker (noun.act)
    return to the initial position from where it came; like a boomerang (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.social)
    come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect (verb.social)
     
  • come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect (verb.social)
    a miscalculation that recoils on its maker (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    an adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence (noun.act)
     
synonym hypernym hyponym derivation blowback boomerang backlash miscalculation misestimation fire blowup burn burn down back-blast backblast boomerang backlash

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