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Synonyms for quail
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quail(noun)

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

  2. quail(verb)

    small gallinaceous game birds

  3. 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, 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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. quail

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

    Antonyms:
    stand, defy, withstand, face, endure

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. quail(v. n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. quail(n)

    Synonyms:
    bobwhite

  2. quail(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "quail":

    partridge, colin

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