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Synonyms for flinch
flɪntʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wince, flinch(verb)

    a reflex response to sudden pain

    Synonyms:
    wince

  2. flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail(verb)

    draw back, as with fear or pain

    "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"

    Synonyms:
    rebound, cower, bound, shrivel up, reverberate, quail, shrink, funk, shrivel, grovel, spring, ricochet, kick back, cringe, take a hop, wither, backfire, bounce, backlash, resile, reduce, wince, kick, recoil, squinch, creep, crawl, squint, contract, fawn

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. flinch

    Synonyms:
    blench, swerve, wince, recoil

    Antonyms:
    dare, face, bear, meet, endure

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. flinch(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    shrink, withdraw, retreat, swerve, wince, draw back, hold back

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. flinch(v)

    Synonyms:
    shrink, wince, recoil, blench, withdraw

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    blink

How to pronounce flinch?

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How to say flinch in sign language?

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How to use flinch in a sentence?

  1. Bill Ship:

    I thought, by God, that's the end of us, he did not flinch and he didn't back down. He was a brave man. But he was more than just brave. He was a first-rate journalist. When Claude was around, we all gathered in his room to compare notes. He was the kind of unofficial squad leader of the reporters covering civil rights.

  2. Lee Merritt:

    If he was a good Samaritan, he would have honked his horn. Its worth noting that on the video, he doesnt even flinch. He doesnt gasp. Shot after shot. He simply takes it all in.


Translations for flinch

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • reaccionar, estremecerseSpanish
  • säpsähtää, säpsähdys, kavahtaaFinnish
  • broncherFrench
  • sussultareItalian
  • נרתעHebrew
  • wīwī, toemi, kōrapaMāori
  • terugdeinzenDutch
  • вздро́гнуть, содрога́ться, вздра́гивание, содрогну́ться, вздра́гиватьRussian
  • trznitiSlovene

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