Synonyms for recoil

Synonyms for (noun) recoil

Synonyms: recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlash

Definition: a movement back from an impact

Similar words: motion, movement

Definition: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something


Synonyms: recoil, kick

Definition: the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired

Similar words: motion, movement

Definition: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

Synonyms for (verb) recoil

Synonyms: recoil, kick, kick back

Definition: spring back, as from a forceful thrust

Usage: The gun kicked back into my shoulder

Similar words: spring, bounce, bound, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, take a hop

Definition: spring back; spring away from an impact

Usage: The rubber ball bounced; These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide


Synonyms: spring, bounce, bound, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, take a hop

Definition: spring back; spring away from an impact

Usage: The rubber ball bounced; These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

Similar words: spring, jump, leap, bound

Definition: move forward by leaps and bounds

Usage: The horse bounded across the meadow; The child leapt across the puddle; Can you jump over the fence?


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


Synonyms: backlash, backfire, recoil

Definition: come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect

Usage: Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble

Similar words: come about, take place, go on, hap, happen, fall out, pass, pass off, occur

Definition: come to pass

Usage: What is happening?; The meeting took place off without an incidence; Nothing occurred that seemed important