Definition of flinching in English:

flinching

adjective

  • Making a quick, nervous movement as an instinctive reaction to fear, pain, or surprise.

    ‘he gave a flinching sideways glance, as if he were about to be reprimanded’

noun

mass noun
  • The making of a quick, nervous movement as an instinctive reaction to fear, pain, or surprise.

    ‘there can be no flinching in the face of our duty’

Pronunciation

flinching

/ˈflɪn(t)ʃɪŋ/