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recoil

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of recoil

  1. to draw back in fear, pain, or disgust <the social worker tried not to recoil from the sight of the cockroach in the bathtub> Synonyms blench, cringe, quail, flinch, shrink, squinch, winceRelated Words blanch, pale, whiten; quake, quiver, shake, shudder, tremble; crouch; jerk, start, twitch; recede, retire, retreat, withdraw; falter, hesitate, reel, waverNear Antonyms advance, approach, near; beard, challenge, confront, defy, face





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