Definitions for wince

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Spelling: [wins]
IPA: /wɪns/

Wince is a 5 letter English word. It's valid Scrabble word worth 10 points. It's valid Words with friends word worth 12 points.

You can make 40 anagrams from letters in wince (ceinw).

Definitions for wince


  1. a wincing or shrinking movement; a slight start.
  2. winch1 (def 4).

verb (used without object)

  1. to draw back or tense the body, as from pain or from a blow; start; flinch.

Origin of wince

1250-1300; Middle English winsen, variant of winchen, wenchen to kick Anglo-French *wenc(h)ier; Old French guenc(h)ier Germanic. Cf. wench, win

Examples for wince

There was a clicking sound as the cuffs went back on, but not tight enough to make him wince.

The errant flashes of light in your brain depicting this possibility are strong enough to make you wince and want to cry.

That ball grazed her tail, but she is too old a soldier to wince at trifles.

To talk to this woman of her mother made her wince, but it had to be done.

Because she saw him wince when she mentioned Christine, her ill temper increased.

“Hey, muffins,” he calls to his children, with a “wince of mortification” at the whole scene.

Memphis begins to pop up in the later chapters, and I wince at every mention because I know that is where the story will end.

Afterward, ABC News reported that Ryan appeared to “wince” as he stood behind his running mate.

He talked of renunciation, but it was with an anguish so keen as to make me wince for him who felt it.

How the friends of darkness, how the demons must wince and tremble.

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