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wince

noun

1 wince

The facial expression of sudden pain.



2 wince

A reflex response to sudden pain.

synonym: flinch.

Dutch: terugdeinzen
Polish: wzdrygnięcie, drgnięcie, drgnienie

verb

1 wince

Draw back, as with fear or pain.

synonyms: cringe, flinch, funk, quail, recoil, shrink, squinch.

Roget 821: feel; receive an impression etc. n.; be impressed with etc. adj.; entertain feeling, harbor feeling, cherish feeling etc. n.. respond; ... show more

Roget 860: fear, stand in awe of; be afraid etc. adj.; have qualms etc. n.; apprehend, sit upon thorns, eye askance; distrust etc. (disbelieve) ... show more

Roget 378: feel pain, experience pain, suffer pain, undergo pain etc. n.; suffer, ache, smart, bleed; tingle, shoot; twinge, ... show more

Roget 825: be impatient etc. adj.; not be able to bear etc. 826; bear ill, wince, chafe, champ a bit; be in a stew etc. n.; be out of all patience, ... show more

Roget 828: feel pain, suffer pain, experience pain, undergo pain, bear pain, endure pain etc. n., smart, ache etc. (physical pain) 378; suffer, ... show more

Dutch: huiveren, stuipen

2 wince

Make a face indicating disgust or dislike.


Moby thesaurus: ache, agonize, ail, anguish, avoid, avoidance, blanch, blench, blink, boggle, cower, cringe, demur, dodge, draw back, draw in, duck, evade, evasion, fade ... show more.

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