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Cringe

Pronunciation of Cringe
/kɹˈɪnd͡ʒ/, /kɹˈɪnd‍ʒ/, /k_ɹ_ˈɪ_n_dʒ/

Synonyms for cringe:

Sense 1 (noun)

blush.

Sense 2 (noun)

blench, start, shy.

Sense 3 (noun)

prickle, cotton, apple-polish, brownnose, quake, slaver.

cringe (noun)

crawl, grovel, quail, shrink, cower, wince, funk, squinch, fawn, creep, recoil, flinch.

flinch, recoil from danger (verb)

crouch, blench, tremble, wince, quail, grovel, start, shrink, crawl, cower, shy.

motion (verb)

funk, recoil, wince, flinch, squinch, quail, shrink.

Sense 1

apple-polish, brownnose, hyperventilate, repent.

Sense 2

blush, cotton, curl up, crouch, blench, slaver, squirm, blanch.

Sense 3

quake, shudder, start back, gulp, tremor, shout, tremble.

Sense 4

shy.

Sense 5

prickle, scream.

Sense 6

choke, start.

flinch

blench.

grovel

kowtow.

recoil

resile.

Other synonyms and related words:

bounce, brownnose, cotton, mouse, blush, backfire, prickle, sneak, truckle, slaver, shrivel up, kotow, kowtow, crouch, blench, shout, kick back, start, resile, worship, squirm, ricochet, bootlick, tremble, toady, hyperventilate, tremor, start back, bound, reduce, shrivel, contract, apple-polish, wither, take a hop, flatter, shy, cower.

Usage examples for cringe:

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