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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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