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

Synonyms for wince in the sense of this definition

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

"he awoke with a start"

Definition 2: the facial expression of sudden pain - [noun denoting communication]

(wince is a kind of ...) a gesture executed with the facial muscles

Definition 3: make a face indicating disgust or dislike - [verb of body]

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

  • She winced when she heard his pompous speech

(wince is a kind of ...) contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state

"He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do"

Definition 4: draw back, as with fear or pain - [verb of motion]

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

  • she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf

Synonyms for wince in the sense of this definition

(wince 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 wince ) pull away from a source of disgust or fear

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