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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

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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"

    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, 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"

    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, ricochet(verb)

    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, kick(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. recoil(v. n.)

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

  2. recoil(v. n.)

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

  3. recoil(n.)

    Synonyms:
    resilience, rebound, reaction

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. recoil(v)

    Synonyms:
    rebound, react, flinch, shrink, quail

How to pronounce recoil?

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How to say recoil in sign language?

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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. 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.

  3. Georges Bataille:

    At man's core there is a voice that wants him never to give in to fear. But if it is true that in general man cannot give in to fear, at the very least he postpones indefinitely the moment when he will have to confront himself with the object of his fear... when he will no longer have the assistance of reason as guaranteed by God, or when he will no longer have the assistance of God such as reason guaranteed. It is necessary to recoil, but it is necessary to leap, and perhaps one only recoils in order to leap better.

  4. Arthur Conan Doyle:

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

  5. Robert Hawthorne:

    I believe this photo strikes a nerve for a lot of people, many people shiver and recoil when they see it, imagining themselves in the fishermen's shoes.


Translations for recoil

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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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