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  Definition of cringe
  1. draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
  2. show submission or fear
Similar Words: flinch, squinch, funk, shrink, wince, recoil, quail, fawn, crawl, creep, cower, grovel

 

Hyponyms: shrink back, retract

 

Derivational Morphology: wince, flinch, apple polisher, bootlicker, fawner, groveller, groveler, truckler, ass-kisser, coward, sycophant, toady, crawler, lackey

 

 
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