Synonyms of flinch in English:

flinch


See definition of flinch

verb

1‘Curtis flinched as the passenger window imploded’

SYNONYMS

wince, start, shy, shy away, recoil, shrink, pull back, back away, draw back, withdraw, blench, cringe, squirm, quiver, shudder, shiver, tremble, quake, shake, quail, cower, waver, falter, hesitate, get cold feet, blanch

ANTONYMS

stand firm

2‘he has never flinched from the job in hand’

SYNONYMS

shrink, recoil, shy away, turn away, swerve, hang back, demur

dodge, evade, avoid, duck, baulk at, jib at, quail at, fight shy of

informal boggle at