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Definition of "repercussion" [re•per•cus•sion]

  • An often indirect effect, influence, or result that is produced by an event or action. (noun)
  • A recoil, rebounding, or reciprocal motion after impact. (noun)
  • A reflection, especially of sound. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "repercussion" in a sentence
  • "Even with products like tobacco or alcohol (whose demand is relatively more captive, hence very appreciated by Revenue admnistrations), the repercussion from the tax increase on the price for consumers is never absolute."
  • "No, you will likely face serious repercussion from the sovereign of that nation."
  • "Another unpredictable repercussion is that the far political right will start to come to life the way it did when Clinton was President, only worse."