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blench

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of blench

  1. to draw back in fear, pain, or disgust she blenched from the horrible sight Synonyms of 1blench blench, cringe, quail, recoil, shrink, squinch, winceWords Related to 1blench blanch, pale, whiten; quake, quiver, shake, shudder, tremble; crouch; jerk, start, twitch; recede, retire, retreat, withdraw; falter, hesitate, reel, waverNear Antonyms of 1blench advance, approach, near; beard, challenge, confront, defy, face

Synonym Discussion of blench

recoil, shrink, flinch, wince, blench, quail mean to draw back in fear or distaste. recoil implies a start or movement away through shock, fear, or disgust.
    • recoiled at the suggestion of stealing
shrink suggests an instinctive recoil through sensitiveness, scrupulousness, or cowardice.
    • shrank from the unpleasant truth
flinch implies a failure to endure pain or face something dangerous or frightening with resolution.
    • faced her accusers without flinching
wince suggests a slight involuntary physical reaction (such as a start or recoiling).
    • winced in pain
blench implies fainthearted flinching.
    • stood their ground without blenching
quail suggests shrinking and cowering in fear.
    • quailed before the apparition

blench

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of blench

  1. to make white or whiter by removing color we'll have to blench the sheets with bleach to restore that snow-white look Synonyms of 2blench blanch, bleach, blench, decolorize, dull, fade, pale, snow, wash outWords Related to 2blench brighten, lighten; dim, mat (also matte or matt); etiolate; whitewash; frost, silverNear Antonyms of 2blench blacken; blotch, checker, dapple, daub, discolor, fleck, marble, mottle, pattern, polychrome, shade, speck, speckle, splotch, spot, streak, striate, stripe, tarnish, variegate; color, dye, paint, pigment, stain, tincture, tinge, tint; burnish, polish, shineAntonyms of 2blench darken, deepen, embrown

Synonym Discussion of blench

recoil, shrink, flinch, wince, blench, quail mean to draw back in fear or distaste. recoil implies a start or movement away through shock, fear, or disgust.
    • recoiled at the suggestion of stealing
shrink suggests an instinctive recoil through sensitiveness, scrupulousness, or cowardice.
    • shrank from the unpleasant truth
flinch implies a failure to endure pain or face something dangerous or frightening with resolution.
    • faced her accusers without flinching
wince suggests a slight involuntary physical reaction (such as a start or recoiling).
    • winced in pain
blench implies fainthearted flinching.
    • stood their ground without blenching
quail suggests shrinking and cowering in fear.
    • quailed before the apparition

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