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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cringing, groveling, grovelling, wormlike, wormyadjective

    totally submissive

    Synonyms:
    wormy, groveling, grovelling, wormlike, worm-eaten, vermiculate

    Antonyms:
    domineering

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cringingadjective

    Synonyms:
    crouching, fawning, servile, sneaking, obsequious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cringingadjective

    Synonyms:
    truckling, fawning, servile, obsequious, slavish

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How to use cringing in a sentence?

  1. Kevin Landis:

    The Dow Jones is such a backwards-looking list, I cringed when Intel (INTC.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Microsoft (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) were added, i'm cringing today. Let's hope Apple can defy the forces of history.

  2. Ben Emmerson:

    It was a crass and clumsy gesture from an increasingly isolated tin pot despot, a morally deranged authoritarian who was at that very moment clinging desperately onto political power in the face of international sanctions and a rising chorus of international condemnation, after years of negotiation and appeasement, the world has lost its patience now with Mr Putin's judo politics and his cringing hard-man photo opportunities.

  3. Frank Davis:

    The May jobs number is pointing in the direction of a more likely interest-rate hike. The market is cringing at that idea.

  4. Pat Cash:

    Bernard Tomic can do a lot worse than that to ruin the image that we've created. But a lot of ex-players are cringing, Aussies, especially... the guys who started this pro circuit. We wouldn't be here without these guys.

  5. Krista Gray:

    A mother should never be cringing, shaking or have cracked or bleeding nipples.

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