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    Wince VS grimace

    Hello,

    Is there a difference between "wince" and "grimace"? Is "wince" a type of "grimace"?

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    Nawee

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    Re: Wince VS grimace

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    Wincing involves the entire body, just like flinching or recoiling. Say you, without looking, went to lean on a table and placed your hand a thumbtack. You'd snap your hand back and probably step away from the table in one motion. That's wincing.
    Grimacing only involves the face. You'd have likely grimaced when you placed your hand on the tack.

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    Re: Wince VS grimace

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
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    Wincing involves the entire body, just like flinching or recoiling. Say you, without looking, went to lean on a table and placed your hand a thumbtack. You'd snap your hand back and probably step away from the table in one motion. That's wincing.
    Grimacing only involves the face. You'd have likely grimaced when you placed your hand on the tack.
    I disagree. While "wince" can refer to movement of the entire body, it can also be confined to a grimace -- a contortion of the face.

    see more here: wince - definition of wince by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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