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Synonyms for quail
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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.7 / 3 votes

  1. quail

    Synonyms:
    sink, shrink, cower, succumb, crouch, flinch, blench, tremble

    Antonyms:
    stand, defy, withstand, face, endure

Princeton's WordNet2.3 / 3 votes

  1. quailnoun

    flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised

  2. quailverb

    small gallinaceous game birds

  3. 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"

    Synonyms:
    rebound, cower, bound, shrivel up, reverberate, shrink, flinch, 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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes3.0 / 1 vote

  1. quailverb

    Synonyms:
    cower, shrink, flinch, faint, blench, quake, tremble, be quelled, give way, lose courage, lose spirits, be cast down

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. quailnoun

    Synonyms:
    bobwhite

  2. quailverb

    Synonyms:
    tremble, cower, flinch, quake, blench, falter

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "quail":

    partridge, colin

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