Cringe Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Cringe

To become or seem to become smaller, more compact, etc.; contract, as from heat, cold, moisture, etc.
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To start or wince involuntarily, as from surprise or pain.
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To turn from a straight line
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To seek favor from by fawning, servile behavior.
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To crouch or huddle up, as from fear or cold
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To move slowly by dragging the body along the ground, as a worm does
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(Obsolete) To sign with the cross; bless.
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To avoid by moving suddenly out of the way.
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To fawn means to pay extra attention to something in an overly affectionate way.
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(Intransitive, now rare) To retreat before an opponent. [from 14th c.]
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To be a toady to or behave like a toady.
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To roll or move upon truckles, or casters; to trundle.
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(Intransitive) To slacken, give way (of courage, faith etc.). [from 16th c.]
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To make a soft crackling sound; rustle.
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To be a sneak; behave in a stealthy, underhanded, or cowardly manner
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To shake with a slight, rapid, tremulous movement.
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Tremble means to shake involuntarily, often out of fear or because you are cold.
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(Chiefly Dial., Brit.) To make or become pale; whiten; bleach
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(Intransitive) To jump back in fear.
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Start is defined as to begin, set out to appear or to move suddenly.
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To slobber; drool.
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(US) To attempt to obtain favors, especially by flattery; to toady or fawn
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To curry favor with in an obsequious manner; fawn on.
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To come to understand. Often used with to or onto :
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(Idiomatic, chiefly with "to") To adulate or flatter somebody excessively, generally to obtain some personal benefit or favour.
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To crouch down or draw oneself together so as to seem smaller
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(Chiefly Brit.) To avoid as because of fear; shrink from
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To creep is defined as to move slowly and quietly while close to the ground.
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The definition of kowtow is to be submissive or subservient to someone, or to kneel and touch the ground with your forehead as an act of worship.
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To stoop is to bend over, or to do something that is demeaning or below your status.
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Antonyms for Cringe

(Intransitive, idiomatic) To offer help or information (especially, about a crime).
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Words Related to Cringe

To shrink or start involuntarily, as in pain or distress; flinch.
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From an upward position to an inverted or reversed position:
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The method used in dealing with or accomplishing:
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An act of drawing back in an involuntary or instinctive fashion
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Find another word for cringe. In this page you can discover 48 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for cringe, like: shrink, wince, flinch, bend, bootlick, cower, crawl, crouch, dodge, fawn and recoil.