Synonyms and Antonyms of flinch

  1. to draw back in fear, pain, or disgust there are some patients who flinch at the mere sight of a needle Synonyms blench, cringe, quail, recoil, shrink, squinch, wince Related Words blanch, pale, whiten; quake, quiver, shake, shudder, tremble; crouch; jerk, start, twitch; recede, retire, retreat, withdraw; falter, hesitate, reel, waver Near Antonyms advance, approach, near; beard, challenge, confront, defy, face

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