Textual thesaurus for "recoil"

(noun) repercussion, rebound, backlash

a movement back from an impact

(noun) kick

the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired

(verb) kick, kick back

spring back, as from a forceful thrust

The gun kicked back into my shoulder

(verb) spring, bounce, bound, rebound, resile, reverberate, ricochet, take a hop

spring back; spring away from an impact

The rubber ball bounced; These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

(verb) cringe, wince, squinch, shrink, flinch, funk, quail

draw back, as with fear or pain

she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf

(verb) backlash, backfire

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

Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble