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Meaning of word recoil from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

recoil   verb

Meaning : Draw back, as with fear or pain.

Example : She flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf.

Synonyms : cringe, flinch, funk, quail, shrink, squinch, wince

Meaning : Come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect.

Example : Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble.
The political movie backlashed on the Democrats.

Synonyms : backfire, backlash

Meaning : Spring back. Spring away from an impact.

Example : The rubber ball bounced.
These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide.

Synonyms : bounce, bound, rebound, resile, reverberate, ricochet, spring, take a hop

Meaning : Spring back, as from a forceful thrust.

Example : The gun kicked back into my shoulder.

Synonyms : kick, kick back

recoil   noun

Meaning : The backward jerk of a gun when it is fired.

Synonyms : kick

Meaning : A movement back from an impact.

Synonyms : backlash, rebound, repercussion