Synonyms of flinch in English:

flinch


See definition of flinch

verb

1‘Curtis flinched as the passenger window imploded’

SYNONYMS
wince, start, shy, shy away, recoil, shrink, pull back, back away, shy away, draw back, withdraw, blench, cringe, squirm, quiver, shudder, shiver, tremble, quake, shake, quail, cower, waver, falter, hesitate, get cold feet, blanch
ANTONYMS

stand firm

2‘he has never flinched from the job in hand’

SYNONYMS
shrink, recoil, shy away, turn away, swerve, hang back, demur
dodge, evade, avoid, duck, balk at, jib at, quail at, fight shy of
informal boggle at