Thesaurus.com
synonyms
  • definitions

backfire

see definition of backfire
  • verbhave an opposite effect
Relevance ranks synonyms and suggests the best matches based on how closely a synonym’s sense matches the sense you selected.
Relevance
A-Z
Length
-
+

Synonyms for backfire

verb have an opposite effect
  • fail
  • flop
  • backlash
  • boomerang
  • disappoint
  • miscarry
  • rebound
  • recoil
  • ricochet
  • bounce back
  • spring back

Antonyms for backfire

  • accomplish
  • achieve
  • succeed
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to backfire

backlash

noun. adverse reaction

explode

verb. blow up

exploded

verb. blow up

exploding

verb. blow up

explosion

noun. eruption, discharge

explosions

noun. eruption, discharge
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
  • PREVIOUS
  • NEXT