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synonyms for wince

  • back off
  • blanch
  • cower
  • cringe
  • flinch
  • grimace
  • recoil
  • blench
  • dodge
  • duck
  • jib
  • quail
  • shrink
  • shy
  • start
  • swerve
  • turn
  • make a face
See also synonyms for: winced / wincing

antonyms for wince

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  • face
  • meet
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How to use wince in a sentence

This talk had been on that very day before, while they sat impatiently awaiting her arrival, and it had made John Chester wince.
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
Poynter uttered a sneering laugh, which made Heath wince, and turn upon him wrathfully.
THE BAG OF DIAMONDSGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
He paused at that, for he saw his father wince at the picture like a man physically struck; and again there was silence.
TALES AND FANTASIESROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
He had got under the armor of his enemy at last, and he could feel him wince and writhe at each thrust that he drove home.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
"Peleg, you're a sight for tired optics," said Tom, giving the man's hand a squeeze that made him wince.
THE ROVER BOYS ON THE FARMARTHUR M. WINFIELD (AKA EDWARD STRATEMEYER)
I saw my father wince a little, and he turned to me bending down, so that his lips were pretty close to my ear.
MASS' GEORGEGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
Yet this very impatience in her somehow made Nick wince a little.
THE TRAGIC MUSEHENRY JAMES
Ah, you wince; but I say it for her sake as well as your own.
THE INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY MAGAZINE, VOLUME 5, NO. 1, JANUARY, 1852VARIOUS
The man was dead now, and Slaughter's words "too late" made them wince.
COLONIAL BORNG. FIRTH SCOTT
The boldest war-horse was never too courageous to wince and tremble at the smell of blood.
SARCHEDONG. J. (GEORGE JOHN) WHYTE-MELVILLE
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WORDS RELATED TO WINCE

  • afflict
  • bleed
  • carry on
  • crucify
  • distress
  • disturb
  • eat heart out
  • excruciate
  • harrow
  • hurt
  • labor
  • lament
  • martyr
  • pain
  • rack
  • sing the blues
  • squirm
  • stew over
  • strain
  • strive
  • struggle
  • take it badly
  • torment
  • torture
  • try
  • wince
  • worry
  • writhe
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