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English noun: wince

1. wince (communication) the facial expression of sudden pain


Broader (hypernym)facial expression, facial gesture

2. wince (act) a reflex response to sudden pain


Synonymsflinch


Broader (hypernym)jump, start, startle


English verb: wince

1. wince (motion) draw back, as with fear or pain


SamplesShe flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf.


Synonymscringe, flinch, funk, quail, recoil, shrink, squinch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)retract, shrink back

2. wince (body) make a face indicating disgust or dislike


SamplesShe winced when she heard his pompous speech.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)grimace, make a face, pull a face









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