Pronunciation of Recoil
/ɹɪkˈɔ͡ɪl/, /ɹɪkˈɔɪl/, /ɹ_ɪ_k_ˈɔɪ_l/
Synonyms for recoil:
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
flinch, repercussion, bound, rebound, resile, backfire, kickback, bounce, quail, rebuff, kick back, shrink, kick, ricochet, spring, reverberate, cringe, backlash, wince, funk, take a hop, squinch, boomerang.
shrink away (verb)
Usage examples for recoil:
- The recoil knocked me clear off the boulder, but as I fell I saw his tail go up and knew that I had hit. - "African Camp Fires", Stewart Edward White.
- The shot; the recoil. - "Composition-Rhetoric", Stratton D. Brooks.
- From such a man every true nature shrinks with involuntary recoil, and a sick sense of the inhuman. - "What's Mine's Mine", George MacDonald.