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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

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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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