(noun, verb)


1. the facial expression of sudden pain

Definition categories: communication

2. a reflex response to sudden pain

Similar word(s): flinch

Definition categories: act, jump, start, startle


1. draw back, as with fear or pain

Similar word(s): cringe, flinch, funk, quail, recoil, shrink, squinch

Definition categories: motion, move

2. make a face indicating disgust or dislike

- She winced when she heard his pompous speech

Definition categories: body, grimace

Sentences with wince as a verb:

- A horse winces.