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Synonyms for cringe
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail(verb)

    draw back, as with fear or pain

    "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"

    Synonyms:
    rebound, cower, bound, shrivel up, reverberate, quail, shrink, flinch, funk, shrivel, grovel, spring, ricochet, kick back, take a hop, wither, backfire, bounce, backlash, resile, reduce, wince, kick, recoil, squinch, creep, crawl, squint, contract, fawn

  2. fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovel(verb)

    show submission or fear

    Synonyms:
    cower, sneak, recoil, bootlick, fawn, quail, flinch, funk, crawl, grovel, huddle, wince, truckle, kowtow, kotow, pussyfoot, squinch, creep, mouse, suck up, toady, shrink

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cringe

    Synonyms:
    crouch, bend, bow, fawn, grabble, grub

    Antonyms:
    face, confront, defy, dare

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cringe(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    crouch, fawn, truckle, sneak, stoop, bend the knee

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cringe(v)

    Synonyms:
    truckle, fawn, crouch

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "cringe":

    shudder, cry

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How to use cringe in a sentence?

  1. John Koenig:

    One day you’ll remember this moment, and it’ll mean something very different. Maybe you’ll cringe and laugh, or brim with pride, aching to return. Or notice some detail hidden in the scene, a future landmark making its first appearance or discreetly taking its final bow.

  2. Heather Thalwitzer:

    I’ll let him have the birthday cake, but I’ll cringe.

  3. Chris Seelbach:

    As much as I love the Senate team, the description of their ‘Bruce Jenner’ hot dog of the day made me cringe a little.

  4. New Yorkers:

    Related : New language discovered in northern Australia The claim – which Frenkel later acknowledged was little more than a theory - was quickly attacked by other communication experts in Australia. University of Queensland linguistics expert Rob Pensalfini told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that the theory was an example of cultural cringe and was absolute rubbish. They say New Yorkers have nasal voices because they have to cut through the noise of the traffic, New Yorkers told the ABC. The original one for Australia was we speak in a slurred and closed-lip way to keep the flies out of their mouths.

  5. Sherry Ross:

    If you think about your face, it’s a very sensitive skin region, your vagina is really no different. I cringe when people use the same soap in the shower to clean their underarms that they use for their vagina when they wouldn’t do that with their face.

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