Synonyms and Antonyms for recoil

1. recoil (v.)

draw back, as with fear or pain

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2. recoil (n.)

the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired

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3. recoil (v.)

spring back, as from a forceful thrust

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4. recoil (v.)

come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect

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5. recoil (n.)

a movement back from an impact

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6. recoil (v.)

spring back; spring away from an impact

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