To recoil is to spring back or back away.
Shrink is defined as to become less, reduce or make smaller.
To cringe is to draw back or to move your face or body in order to shrink from danger or fear.
To recoil, as from something unpleasant or difficult; shrink.
To move suddenly as when startled; jump; start; recoil
To grimace is defined as to make an unpleasant fact or twist up your facial features, often to indicate displeasure.
To cower is defined as to duck down, crouch or hide in fear.
Gesture is defined as moving your body in a way that conveys a feeling or emotion.
Seek is defined as to search or look for something.
Approach means to move close to something.
Find another word for wincing. In this page you can discover 14 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for wincing, like: quailing, recoiling, shrinking, cringing, flinching, starting, shying, blenching, grimacing, cowering and reeling.