Meaning of wincing in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwɪnsɪŋ/


  • Reacting with a slight involuntary grimace or shrinking movement of the body.

    ‘wincing embarrassment’
    • ‘a wincing intake of breath’
    • ‘That each explains, at least to some extent, Jack's wincing behavior.’
    • ‘At rehearsal, there were 'wincing' patterns of voice.’
    • ‘Test engineers still make that wincing face (you know the one), drawing back a little when asked.’
    • ‘I blinked in a wincing fashion.’
    • ‘The first experience caught me off guard with a wincing pain in my nostrils.’