Synonyms for flinch

Synonyms for (noun) flinch

Synonyms: flinch, wince

Definition: a reflex response to sudden pain

Similar words: start, startle, jump

Definition: a sudden involuntary movement

Usage: he awoke with a start

Synonyms for (verb) flinch

Synonyms: cringe, wince, squinch, shrink, flinch, funk, quail, recoil

Definition: draw back, as with fear or pain

Usage: she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right