Synonyms of recoil in English:

recoil


See definition of recoil

verb

1‘as he leaned towards her, she instinctively recoiled’

SYNONYMS

draw back, jump back, spring back, jerk back, pull back

flinch, shy away, blench, start, wince, cower, quail

2‘he pictured them in his mind and recoiled from the thought’

SYNONYMS

feel revulsion at, feel disgust at, feel abhorrence at, be unable to bear, be unable to stomach, shrink from, shy away from, baulk at, hesitate at

3‘his rifle recoiled’

SYNONYMS

jerk back, spring back, fly back, jump back

4‘his attempts to discredit them will eventually recoil on him’

SYNONYMS

rebound on, come back on, affect badly

misfire, backfire, boomerang, go wrong, fail to work out, be unsuccessful, go amiss, come to grief, meet with disaster

archaic redound on


noun

1‘the recoil of the gun’

SYNONYMS

kickback, kick