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Synonyms for flinch

Synonyms for flinch

to draw away involuntarily, usually out of fear or disgust

an act of drawing back in an involuntary or instinctive fashion

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a reflex response to sudden pain

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draw back, as with fear or pain

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She walked to the window, flinching under his angry stare, looked out for a moment, and turned round quite coldly.
Raskolnikov seated himself directly facing Porfiry, and looked at him without flinching.
This sort of constant reinforcement is the best way to beat a bad case of flinching.
Problem is, flinching to avoid the threat of a civil suit opens up a whole new gooey mess.
In addition to teaching you why you must never say yes in haste, this course will teach you the importance of flinching and reluctance during negotiations.
by doing this, some of the acquired conditioned reflexes detrimental to shooting such as flinching.
The most critical fumble was when Germaine, flinching in the face of Michigan State's heated pass rush, couldn't find an open receiver and lost the ball as Peterson hit him at the Ohio State 40.
The swing is then filled with pressure, trauma, tension, hesitation and flinching, which will completely throw their game off.
Flinching is any involuntary movement that occurs as the gun is being fired.
Hyde Pierce comes on like a suspicious, skinny pit bull with a hangdog countenance, flinching with every drum-syncopated slap to the head he receives.
As our economic competitors make it easier to sell products to each other and to invest in each other's markets, the United States is flinching at the thought of competing in a barrier-free global economy," Jackson said.
Here, where you pass the rite of manhood by not flinching when the barber divides his attention between baseball's Game of the Week on the 13-inch, black-and-white TV with rabbit ears on a shelf in the corner, and the glistening razor in his hand.
Giovanni, who will enter ninth grade at Granada Hills High School this fall, took his shots in stride, not even flinching as the needle pierced his arm.