1. an indirect result of an event or action






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something will have widespread repercussions

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A repercussion is an unintended consequence of an event or action. The noun 'repercussion' usually refers to a negative or serious effect or consequence. This is a formal word usually used in professional contexts."The repercussions of this will be felt widely throughout the company."

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  1. The closing of the factory will have widespread repercussions that will negatively impact the entire local community.
  2. The President warned that there would be repercussions if a trade deal was not agreed by the end of the week. Sanctions are just one of the many options on the table.

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  1. The decisions made by the board will have repercussions for the direction of the company for years to come.
  2. The client has chosen to withdraw their contract and the repercussions for us are big.

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