Synonyms of wince
flinchDictionary • He tightened his grip on her arm until she winced in pain.
flinch • The slightest pressure made her flinch.
start • Rachel started at his touch.
cringe • I cringed in horror.
quail • The very word makes many of us quail.
recoil • People used to recoil from the idea of getting into debt.
cower • The hostages cowered in their seats.
draw back • I drew back with a horrified scream.
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blenchto shy away, as in fear; quail
cowerIf you cower, you bend forward and downwards because you are very frightened.
• The hostages cowered in their seats.
cringeIf you cringe at something, you feel embarrassed or disgusted, and perhaps show this feeling in your expression or by making a slight movement.
• I cringed in horror.
Thesaurus for wince from the Collins English Thesaurus
to start slightly, as with sudden pain; flinch