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Synonyms for cringe
krɪndʒcringe

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cringe

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

    Antonyms:
    face, confront, defy, dare

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quailverb

    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, grovelverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cringeverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cringeverb

    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. Dale Stevermer:

    I cringe, when a tariff even gets talked about, it makes both the buyers and the sellers jumpy. It's going to impact my bottom line, it's going to impact my business livelihood, and, to an extent, it becomes a mental outlook.

  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. Heather Thalwitzer:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.'.


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