Synonyms of blanch
1 turn pale • She felt herself blanch at the unpleasant memories.
fade • Even a soft light fades the carpets in a room.
pale • Her face paled at the news.
bleach • The sun will cause the hairs on your face to bleach.
whiten • His face whitened as he heard the news.
become or grow white
2 recoilDictionary • Staff don't blanch at the sight of a wheelchair.
recoil • People used to recoil from the idea of getting into debt.
start • Rachel started at his touch.
withdraw • Troops withdrew from the country last March.
retreat • They were forced to retreat.
back off • They backed off in horror.
wince • He tightened his grip on her arm until she winced in pain.
cringe • I cringed in horror.
quail • The very word makes many of us quail.
cower • The hostages cowered in their seats.
draw back • I drew back with a horrified scream.
Copyright © 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
bleachIf the sun bleaches something, or something bleaches, its colour gets paler until it is almost white.
• The sun will cause the hairs on your face to bleach.
blenchto shy away, as in fear; quail
Thesaurus for blanch from the Collins English Thesaurus
to remove colour from, or (of colour) to be removed; whiten; fade