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Synonyms for recoil
rɪˈkɔɪl; ˈriˌkɔɪl, rɪˈkɔɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recoil, kick(noun)

    the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired

    charge, rebound, repercussion, kicking, squawk, rush, bang, gripe, kick, backlash, boot, thrill, flush, bitch, beef

  2. recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlash(verb)

    a movement back from an impact

    repercussion, rebound, reverberation, kick, backlash

  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"

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

  4. backfire, backlash, recoil(verb)

    come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect

    "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"

    rebound, spring, quail, flinch, bound, funk, kick, squinch, ricochet, kick back, cringe, bounce, backlash, wince, backfire, resile, reverberate, take a hop, shrink

  5. bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet(verb)

    spring back; spring away from an impact

    "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

    spring, forswear, rally, throttle, echo, quail, restrict, funk, ring, abjure, trammel, retract, take form, backfire, flinch, form, wince, ricochet, shrink, border, resound, cringe, rebound, reflect, backlash, confine, leap, restrain, squinch, reverberate, jump, take a hop, kick back, bounce, resile, bound, limit, kick, take shape, jounce, recant

  6. kick back, recoil, kick(verb)

    spring back, as from a forceful thrust

    "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"

    rebound, sound off, kick back, quail, spring, flinch, funk, plain, kick, squinch, ricochet, cringe, give up, bounce, backlash, kvetch, wince, quetch, backfire, resile, complain, reverberate, take a hop, shrink, bound

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. recoil(v. n.)

    rebound, reverberate, react, spring back, fly back, bound back

  2. recoil(v. n.)

    shrink, falter, fall, flinch, blench, draw back

  3. recoil(n.)

    resilience, rebound, reaction

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  • rekylDanish
  • Rückstoß, zurückschreckenGerman
  • echarse atrás, retrocesoSpanish
  • پس زدنPersian
  • rekyyli, hätkähtääFinnish
  • bakslátturFaroese
  • recul, reculerFrench
  • rinculoItalian
  • 跳ね返る, 後座, 反動Japanese
  • etiMāori
  • terugslag, terugtrekken, terugdeinzen, terugschrikkenDutch
  • tilbakeslag, tilbakestøt, sprette tilbake, springe tilbake, trekke seg tilbake, rekylere, gyse tilbake, spenne tilbake, tilbakevirkning, rekylNorwegian
  • recuo, coicePortuguese
  • отдача, отпрядывать, отпрянуть, отшатываться, отшатнутьсяRussian
  • rekylSwedish
  • geri tepmeTurkish
  • 畏缩Chinese

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