Another word for recoil


kick, recoil - the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired

backlash, rebound, recoil, repercussion - a movement back from an impact


bounce, bound, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, spring, take a hop - spring back; spring away from an impact

Example:- The rubber ball bounced

kick, kick back, recoil - spring back, as from a forceful thrust

Example:- The gun kicked back into my shoulder

cringe, flinch, funk, quail, recoil, shrink, squinch, wince - draw back, as with fear or pain

Example:- she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf

backfire, backlash, recoil - come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect

Example:- Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble

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Source : WordNet