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Synonym of Backfire

Backfire Synonyme from Moby Thesaurus

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backfire
Synonyms and related words:
backlash, backlashing, balefire, bang, beacon, beacon fire, blast, blaze, blow out, blow up, blowout, blowup, bonfire, boom, boomerang, bounce, bounce back, bound, bound back, burning ghat, burst, bust, campfire, cannon, cannon off, carom, cheerful fire, combustion, come to grief, comeback, conflagration, contrecoup, corposant, counterattack, counterblast, counterblow, counterfire, counterinsurgency, countermeasure, counterrevolution, counterstep, counterstroke, cozy fire, crackling fire, crematory, death fire, defense, detonate, detonation, discharge, explode, explosion, fall through, fen fire, fire, fizzle, flame, flare, flash, flashing point, flicker, flickering flame, fly back, forest fire, fox fire, fulguration, fulminate, fulmination, funeral pyre, go off, have repercussions, ignis fatuus, ignition, ingle, kick, kick back, kickback, lambent flame, lash back, lay an egg, let off, marshfire, miscarry, miss, open fire, prairie fire, pyre, raging fire, rebound, rebuff, recalcitrate, recalcitration, recoil, repercuss, repercussion, report, repulse, resile, resilience, retort, ricochet, sea of flames, set off, sheet of fire, shoot, signal beacon, smudge fire, snap back, spring, spring back, three-alarm fire, touch off, two-alarm fire, watch fire, wildfire, witch fire
  

  



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backfire

Noun
1. a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine
(hypernym) explosion, detonation, blowup
(hyponym) backblast, back-blast
2. a miscalculation that recoils on its maker
(synonym) boomerang
(hypernym) miscalculation, misreckoning, misestimation
(derivation) backlash

Verb
1. have an unexpected and undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"
(synonym) backlash
(hypernym) react, oppose
(derivation) boomerang
2. emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire; "My old car backfires all the time"
(hypernym) make noise, resound, noise
3. set a controlled fire to halt an advancing forest to prairie fire
(hypernym) burn, fire, burn down

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