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Synonyms for recoil
rɪˈkɔɪl; ˈriˌkɔɪl, rɪˈkɔɪlre·coil

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  1. recoil, kicknoun

    the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired

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

  2. recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlashverb

    a movement back from an impact

    Synonyms:
    repercussion, rebound, reverberation, kick, backlash

  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, 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, recoilverb

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

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

    Synonyms:
    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, ricochetverb

    spring back; spring away from an impact

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

    Synonyms:
    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, kickverb

    spring back, as from a forceful thrust

    "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"

    Synonyms:
    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

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  1. recoilverb

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

  2. recoilverb

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

  3. recoilnoun

    Synonyms:
    resilience, rebound, reaction

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. recoilverb

    Synonyms:
    rebound, react, flinch, shrink, quail

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How to use recoil in a sentence?

  1. Dan Shalloway:

    The Diva Package is great for women who have little experience holding a gun, it includes guns with very little recoil like Heckler and Koch MP5. My wife really loves it.

  2. Arthur Conan Doyle:

    Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.

  3. General Daniel Cameron:

    I think, for far too long, Black Democrats have tried to ask folks that look like me to vote in one specific way, and if you don't, and if you express a difference of opinion or thought, then they recoil at that, and they give you a lot of grief on Twitter and other social media platforms, but I hope what I've demonstrated, whether in my time as running for attorney general and winning that race, or even now as I run for governor, is that here in Kentucky we don't care what you look like, we care about your values.

  4. Mark Dubowitz:

    If past is prologue, the regime will always move aggressively forward when it senses American weakness and recoil when it sensed American strength.

  5. Nick Lowe:

    It's a bit like seeing a silly film of yourself a bit drunk at a party and being forced to watch it. You recoil somewhat, it's not a place I like to go back to, reliving the old days, (though) I have a degree of affection for the little twit.


Translations for recoil

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  • rekylDanish
  • Rückstoß, zurückschreckenGerman
  • echarse atrás, retrocesoSpanish
  • پس زدنPersian
  • rekyyli, hätkähtääFinnish
  • bakslátturFaroese
  • reculer, reculFrench
  • rinculoItalian
  • 反動, 後座, 跳ね返るJapanese
  • etiMāori
  • terugdeinzen, terugschrikken, terugslag, terugtrekkenDutch
  • tilbakevirkning, rekyl, rekylere, spenne tilbake, gyse tilbake, trekke seg tilbake, springe tilbake, sprette tilbake, tilbakestøt, tilbakeslagNorwegian
  • recuo, coicePortuguese
  • отдача, отшатнуться, отшатываться, отпрянуть, отпрядыватьRussian
  • rekylSwedish
  • geri tepmeTurkish
  • 畏缩Chinese

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