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Meaning & Definition of Wince in English

English

Wince

/wɪns/

noun

1. The facial expression of sudden pain

    synonym:
  • wince

2. A reflex response to sudden pain

    synonym:
  • wince
  • ,
  • flinch

verb

1. Draw back, as with fear or pain

  • "She flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
    synonym:
  • flinch
  • ,
  • squinch
  • ,
  • funk
  • ,
  • cringe
  • ,
  • shrink
  • ,
  • wince
  • ,
  • recoil
  • ,
  • quail

2. Make a face indicating disgust or dislike

  • "She winced when she heard his pompous speech"
    synonym:
  • wince