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Synonyms for recoil
rɪˈkɔɪl; ˈriˌkɔɪl, rɪˈkɔɪlre·coil

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Princeton's WordNet

  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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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  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 Words

  1. recoilverb

    Synonyms:
    rebound, react, flinch, shrink, quail

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How to use recoil in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  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. 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.

  4. Pam Richardson:

    I mean it literally just shot and you could hear it just like a gunshot, it had recoil and everything and it just shot me straight up in the face, this part hit here and all my teeth in the front were broken.

  5. Arthur Conan Doyle:

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


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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