To recoil is to spring back or back away.
React is defined as to respond to something, or to act in opposition to something.
To go astray; fail to arrive: said of mail, freight, etc.
(Informal) To be a failure
(Informal) To fail, esp. after a successful beginning
To omit to perform (an expected duty, for example):
(Computers) To stop functioning due to a crash.
Rebound is to bounce back after hitting the ground or some other surface, or to recover value after a decline.
To explode violently and noisily
To burst forth or out, as from some restraint
To be exploded; burst noisily and violently
To elicit or detect through surprise:
Find another word for backfired. In this page you can discover 14 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for backfired, like: recoiled, reacted, miscarried, flopped, fizzled, failed, crashed, boomeranged, rebounded, ricochetted and detonated.