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Verb: wince  win(t)s
  1. Draw back, as with fear or pain
    "she winced when they showed the slaughtering of the calf";
    - flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, recoil, quail, blench
     
  2. Make a face indicating disgust or dislike
    "She winced when she heard his pompous speech"
Noun: wince  win(t)s
  1. The facial expression of sudden pain
     
  2. A reflex response to sudden pain
    - flinch

Derived forms: wincing, winced, winces

Type of: facial expression, facial gesture, grimace, jump, make a face, move, pull a face, start, startle

Encyclopedia: Wince