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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
  • cramp
  • crimp
  • demur
  • desist
  • dodge
  • evade
  • flinch
  • hesitate
  • recoil
  • refuse
  • resist
  • shirk
  • shrink from
  • shy
  • turn down
  • upset apple cart
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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