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flinch

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  • verbshy away, wince
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Synonyms for flinch

verb shy away, wince
  • balk
  • blanch
  • blink
  • cower
  • cringe
  • recoil
  • avoid
  • blench
  • crouch
  • duck
  • elude
  • escape
  • eschew
  • evade
  • flee
  • quail
  • recede
  • retire
  • retreat
  • shirk
  • shrink
  • shun
  • start
  • swerve
  • withdraw
  • draw back

Antonyms for flinch

  • advance
  • face
  • forge
  • meet
  • remain
  • stay
  • stretch
  • take on
  • confront
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to flinch

balk

verb. stop short

balked

verb. stop short

balking

verb. stop short

blanch

verb. become afraid

blanches

verb. become afraid

cower

verb. hide, hover in fear
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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