What is another word for Flinching?

303 synonyms found


[ flˈɪnt͡ʃɪŋ], [ flˈɪnt‍ʃɪŋ], [ f_l_ˈɪ_n_tʃ_ɪ_ŋ]

Synonyms for Flinching:

How to use "Flinching" in context?

Flinching is the reflexive act of involuntarily contracting certain muscles in the body in order to escape being struck by an object. It is most noticeable when the victim is reacting positively to a threat, such as dodging a punch, as opposed to when they are reacting negatively, such as when they arebeing grabbed.

Many animals, such as birds, rabbits, and rodents, flinch when they are threatened. This reflexive movement is thought to help the animal evade danger and protect themselves.

The human brain is also able to produce flinching reactions.

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