wince


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wince

 (wĭns)
intr.v. winced, winc·ing, winc·es
To shrink or start involuntarily, as in pain or distress; flinch.
n.
A shrinking or startled movement or gesture.

[Middle English wincen, to kick, from Old North French *wencier, variant of Old French guencir, of Germanic origin.]

winc′er n.

wince

(wɪns)
vb
(intr) to start slightly, as with sudden pain; flinch
n
the act of wincing
[C18 (earlier (C13) meaning: to kick): via Old French wencier, guenchir to avoid, from Germanic; compare Old Saxon wenkian, Old High German wenken]
ˈwincer n

wince

(wɪns)
n
(Dyeing) a roller for transferring pieces of cloth between dyeing vats
[C17: variant of winch]

wince

(wɪns)

v. winced, winc•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to draw back or tense the body, as from pain or from a blow; start; flinch.
n.
2. a wincing or shrinking movement; slight start.
[1250–1300; Middle English winsen, variant of winchen,wenchen to kick < Anglo-French *wenc(h)ier, Old French guenc(h)ier < Germanic; compare wench, winch]
winc′er, n.

Wince

 of dentists—Lipton, 1970.

wince


Past participle: winced
Gerund: wincing

Imperative
wince
wince
Present
I wince
you wince
he/she/it winces
we wince
you wince
they wince
Preterite
I winced
you winced
he/she/it winced
we winced
you winced
they winced
Present Continuous
I am wincing
you are wincing
he/she/it is wincing
we are wincing
you are wincing
they are wincing
Present Perfect
I have winced
you have winced
he/she/it has winced
we have winced
you have winced
they have winced
Past Continuous
I was wincing
you were wincing
he/she/it was wincing
we were wincing
you were wincing
they were wincing
Past Perfect
I had winced
you had winced
he/she/it had winced
we had winced
you had winced
they had winced
Future
I will wince
you will wince
he/she/it will wince
we will wince
you will wince
they will wince
Future Perfect
I will have winced
you will have winced
he/she/it will have winced
we will have winced
you will have winced
they will have winced
Future Continuous
I will be wincing
you will be wincing
he/she/it will be wincing
we will be wincing
you will be wincing
they will be wincing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wincing
you have been wincing
he/she/it has been wincing
we have been wincing
you have been wincing
they have been wincing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wincing
you will have been wincing
he/she/it will have been wincing
we will have been wincing
you will have been wincing
they will have been wincing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wincing
you had been wincing
he/she/it had been wincing
we had been wincing
you had been wincing
they had been wincing
Conditional
I would wince
you would wince
he/she/it would wince
we would wince
you would wince
they would wince
Past Conditional
I would have winced
you would have winced
he/she/it would have winced
we would have winced
you would have winced
they would have winced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wince - the facial expression of sudden pain
facial expression, facial gesture - a gesture executed with the facial muscles
2.wince - a reflex response to sudden pain
startle, jump, start - a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start"
Verb1.wince - draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
shrink back, retract - pull away from a source of disgust or fear
2.wince - make a face indicating disgust or dislike; "She winced when she heard his pompous speech"
grimace, make a face, pull a face - contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state; "He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do"

wince

verb
1. flinch, start, shrink, cringe, quail, recoil, cower, draw back, blench He tightened his grip on her arm until she winced in pain.
noun
1. flinch, start, cringe She winced at the memory of their first date.

wince

verb
To draw away involuntarily, usually out of fear or disgust:
noun
An act of drawing back in an involuntary or instinctive fashion:
Translations
يَقْفِزُ ألَماً
krympe sig
összerezzen
kveinka sér
sarauties/saviebties no sāpēm
acıyla geri çekilmek

wince

[wɪns]
A. N [of revulsion] → mueca f; [of pain] → mueca f de dolor
he said with a wincedijo con una mueca
B. VI (= shudder) → estremecerse
he winced in painhizo una mueca de dolor
he winced at the thought of dining with Camillala idea de cenar con Camilla le hacía estremecer

wince

[ˈwɪns]
ngrimace f
vigrimacer

wince

n(Zusammen)zucken nt; ouch, he said with a winceautsch, sagte er und zuckte zusammen; to give a wince (of pain)(vor Schmerz) zusammenzucken

wince

[wɪns]
1. n to give a wincerabbrividire; (grimace) → smorfia
2. virabbrividire; (grimace) → fare una smorfia (di dolore)
he winced at the thought → rabbrividì al pensiero

wince

(wins) verb
to start or jump with pain. He winced as the dentist touched his broken tooth.
References in classic literature ?
And then again came Ona's scream, smiting him like a blow in the face, making him wince and turn white.
I had seen the heads and faces of ten youths gashed in every direction by the keen two-edged blades, and yet had not seen a victim wince, nor heard a moan, or detected any fleeting expression which confessed the sharp pain the hurts were inflicting.
The candle was on the floor, and there they all was, looking at me, and me at them, for about a quarter of a minute: Three big men with guns pointed at me, which made me wince, I tell you; the oldest, gray and about sixty, the other two thirty or more -- all of them fine and handsome -- and the sweetest old gray-headed lady, and back of her two young women which I couldn't see right well.
He mapped out Luigi's character and disposition, his tastes, aversions, proclivities, ambitions, and eccentricities in a way which sometimes made Luigi wince and the others laugh, but both twins declared that the chart was artistically drawn and was correct.
Yes; I wanted to part with the horse--he was always a little too hard in the mouth for me," said Godfrey; his pride making him wince under the idea that Bryce guessed the sale to be a matter of necessity.
But Korak did not wince even after they had fetched a brand and the flames had shot up among the dry tinder.
He paused at that, for he saw his father wince at the picture like a man physically struck; and again there was silence.
The instant, however, that I had stepped over the threshold, he moved impulsively forward, and holding out his hand grasped mine with a strength which made me wince, an effect which was not lessened by the fact that it seemed cold as ice, more like the hand of a dead than a living man.
Bonnycastle moreover the justice to believe that she wouldn't have approached the question with such levity if she had supposed she should make him wince.
I never will," the poor child said; yet I saw her wince whenever the captain raised that hoarse voice of his in more and more blasphemous exhortation; and I began to fear with Ready that the man was drunk.
These criminals undergo the fearful operation without a wince, without a tremor of any kind, without a groan
She put her fingers into her mouth, and Sheldon winced as he saw her blow, like a boy, a sharp, imperious whistle--the call she always used for her sailors, and that always made him wince.