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Synonyms for flinch

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes

  1. flinch

    blench, swerve, wince, recoil

    dare, face, bear, meet, endure

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. wince, flinchverb

    a reflex response to sudden pain


  2. flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quailverb

    draw back, as with fear or pain

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

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. flinchverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.0 / 2 votes

  1. flinchverb

    shrink, wince, recoil, blench, withdraw

PPDB, the paraphrase database5.0 / 1 vote

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  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. Lloyd Austin:

    We will not flinch when our interests are threatened. Yet we do not seek confrontation, let me be clear :... I am committed to pursuing a constructive, stable relationship with China.

  3. Steven Duggar:

    It's just no flinch, up and down the lineup, the bullpen, just go about our preparation and every guy pulls their weight. It's just a lot of fun, it's a lot of fun to come to the field, strap it on and go play.

  4. Debbie Rowe:

    I experience auditory hallucinations sometimes with camera clicks and severe paranoia and have been going to therapy for a lot of things but that included, i'll hear a trash bag rustling and flinch in panic.

  5. 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

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  • reaccionar, estremecerseSpanish
  • kavahtaa, säpsähdys, säpsähtääFinnish
  • broncherFrench
  • sussultareItalian
  • נרתעHebrew
  • toemi, kōrapa, wīwīMāori
  • terugdeinzenDutch
  • вздра́гивание, содрогну́ться, содрога́ться, вздра́гивать, вздро́гнутьRussian
  • trznitiSlovene

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