Wince

What is Wince?

Wince is (noun) a reaction on your face which shows you feel pain or embarrassment He gave a wince as the nurse cleaned his wound. (verb) to show signs of pain or embarrassment, especially on your face He winced as the nurse gave him an injection. She still winces at the memory of the awful mistake she made.

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level