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Definitions and Synonyms of flinch | Another word for flinch | What is flinch?

Definition 1: a reflex response to sudden pain - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for flinch in the sense of this definition

(flinch is a kind of ...) a sudden involuntary movement

"he awoke with a start"

Definition 2: draw back, as with fear or pain - [verb of motion]

Samples where flinch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf

Synonyms for flinch in the sense of this definition

(flinch is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of flinch ) pull away from a source of disgust or fear

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