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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:

    shudder, cry

How to pronounce cringe?

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How to say cringe in sign language?

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How to use cringe in a sentence?

  1. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio:

    I will never embarrass you, i will never do anything that makes you cringe and say ... 'I can't believe that's who we picked.'.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Brian Fallon:

    I thought it was very cringe-worthy on many levels. Elizabeth Warren doesn't need Bill de Blasio's advice on what's good for the progressive movement, i don't even think it's true, what he tried to say at the end of the tweet, that if the situation were reversed Bernie would have endorsed her already. I don't think that's true at all.

  5. Joacim Hernandez:

    There are some things Joacim Hernandez says that you have to cringe.


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