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Katniss walks through mountains of skeletons, at one point recoiling in horror as she inadvertently steps on a skull.

And, in the face of this debacle, young people are recoiling.

Christine O'Donnell's insurgent campaign had even hardcore conservatives recoiling.

For anyone recoiling from the misogynistic tinge of these studies, take heart: There is some room for skepticism.

In an instant the dog's right eye opened and stared at Balsamo, who could not help recoiling.

Lightbody, overturning chair and table, sprang up—recoiling as one recoils before an avenging specter.

“Then I will call you Tenny,” said Jeanne, recoiling just a little from calling the woman aunty.

It was like one of the little dogs in our camp snapping at the patriarch of them all, and recoiling from a growl.

The wolf, recoiling as if shot by a rifle, doubled into a heap, then sprang snarling away.


On this page you'll find 73 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to recoiling, such as: confused, coy, diffident, embarrassed, reticent, and self-conscious.

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