an effect or result, often indirect or remote, of some event or action: The repercussions of the quarrel were widespread.
the state of being driven back by a resisting body.
a rebounding or recoil of something after impact.
Music. (in a fugue) the point after the development of an episode at which the subject and answer appear again.
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How to use repercussion in a sentence
Worse, these women are often deterred from reporting such abuses, due to personal threats, fears of professional repercussions, and the likelihood that those who could help them seek recourse will not believe them.These 10 female journalists deserve justice immediately | Brett Haensel | October 1, 2020 | Fortune
Disney probably understands the consequences of failing to think about the repercussions of efforts to build its audience in China better than anyone.Netflix’s “Three-Body Problem” has to figure out how to not be the next “Mulan” | Jane Li | September 25, 2020 | Quartz
In San Diego, tourism-related businesses are taking a tremendous hit, and it is likely there will be ongoing repercussions long after restrictions are lifted.Myths and Shame Shouldn’t Guide Cannabis Regulations | John Bertsch | September 8, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
The Madden-Julian Oscillation is a pattern of storms that usually forms several times a year in tropical latitudes and can have weather repercussions around the globe.Improved three-week weather forecasts could save lives from disaster | Alexandra Witze | August 27, 2020 | Science News
The fact that a “no match” from a human investigator can overturn a wrong machine identification should be reassuring, but that came too late to save Williams from false arrest and its repercussions.
The proposed law would allow men to abuse their wives, children, and sisters without threat of judicial repercussion.
But we can't live in a world where citizens are allowed to do what he's done without repercussion.
Anything done to the Double acts by repercussion upon the physical body.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
They're the most curious scars in the world, these scars transferred by repercussion from an injured Double.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
When the air around was no longer shaken by constant repercussion, Bobby fell asleep.The Bronze Eagle | Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
This is a specimen of the "repercussion" stories, in which the wound inflicted on the wer-animal appears in the human form.Human Animals | Frank Hamel
We feel the repercussion of his anguish when death was imminent for alleged participation in a nihilistic conspiracy.Ivory Apes and Peacocks | James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for repercussion
(often plural) a result or consequence, esp one that is somewhat removed from the action or event which precipitated it: the repercussions of the war are still keenly felt
a recoil after impact; a rebound
a reflection, esp of sound; echo or reverberation
music the reappearance of a fugal subject and answer after an episode
- repercussive, adjective
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