Synonyms for wince

Synonyms for (noun) wince

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: wince

Definition: the facial expression of sudden pain

Similar words: facial expression, facial gesture

Definition: a gesture executed with the facial muscles

Synonyms for (verb) wince

Synonyms: wince

Definition: make a face indicating disgust or dislike

Usage: She winced when she heard his pompous speech

Similar words: grimace, make a face, pull a face

Definition: contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state

Usage: He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do


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