Definitions For Recoil


  • A movement back from an impact
  • The backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
  • The sudden backward movement of a gun that happens when the gun is fired


  • Spring back, as from a forceful thrust
  • Spring back; spring away from an impact
  • Draw back, as with fear or pain
  • Come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
  • To quickly move away from something that is shocking, frightening, or disgusting : to react to something with shock or fear
  • To move back suddenly when fired

Is Recoil a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Recoil is worth 8 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Recoil in a Sentence

  • We recoiled in horror at the sight of his wounded arm.
  • He recoiled from her touch.
  • The rifle recoiled and bruised my shoulder.
  • The gun has a sharp recoil.

Synonyms for Recoil

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