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verb as in shy away, wince

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You probably flinched when you first heard that your group became locked in combat with other Muslims more than it was with Assad.

The normally cool and calm director of the CIA, John Brennan, may have flinched Tuesday.

At the [Israeli] embassy he took two bullets and he never flinched.

Whereas with this video, because it is so incredibly colorful, they never flinched.

When Roberts opted for restraint, they were distressed, as though he had somehow flinched from his duty.

Pederson then straightened up slowly, a muscle in his face flinched and then he smiled—with all but his eyes.

Cash flinched again, wavered, swallowed twice, and got up so abruptly that Lovin Child sat down again with a plunk.

His whole appearance revealed terrific passions, and an audacity that flinched at nothing.

Leonard looked at her, and for some reason his eyes flinched.

Under this imputation on her straightness Miriam flinched but for an instant.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to flinched, such as: blanch, balk, cower, blink, recoil, and cringe.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.