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, shrink, shrink back, 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, balk at, hesitate at

3‘his rifle recoiled’

SYNONYMS
kick, kick back, 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