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Another word for cringe

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Verb
  1. To draw away involuntarily, usually out of fear or disgust

      1. To shrink or start involuntarily, as in pain or distress; flinch.
      2. A shrinking or startled movement or gesture.
      1. To begin a movement, activity, or undertaking:
      2. To move on the initial part of a journey:
      3. To have a beginning; commence:
      1. Easily startled; timid:
      2. Tending to avoid contact or familiarity with others; retiring or reserved:
      3. Characterized by reserve or diffidence:
      1. To become or appear to become smaller:
      2. To become smaller from exposure to heat, moisture, or cold:
      3. To become reduced in amount or value; dwindle:
      1. To spring back, as upon firing.
      2. To shrink back, as in fear or repugnance.
      3. To fall back; return:
      1. Any of various primarily ground-dwelling birds of the genus Coturnix, especially C. coturnix, small in size and having mottled brown plumage and a short tail.
      2. Any of various similar or related birds of the Americas, such as the bobwhite or the California quail.
      1. To start or wince involuntarily, as from surprise or pain.
      2. To recoil, as from something unpleasant or difficult; shrink.
      3. An act or instance of starting, wincing, or recoiling.
      1. To draw back or shy away, as from fear; flinch.
  2. To support slavishly every opinion or suggestion of a superior

Noun
  1. An act of drawing back in an involuntary or instinctive fashion

      1. To shrink or start involuntarily, as in pain or distress; flinch.
      2. A shrinking or startled movement or gesture.
      1. To become or appear to become smaller:
      2. To become smaller from exposure to heat, moisture, or cold:
      3. To become reduced in amount or value; dwindle:
      1. To spring back, as upon firing.
      2. To shrink back, as in fear or repugnance.
      3. To fall back; return:
      1. To start or wince involuntarily, as from surprise or pain.
      2. To recoil, as from something unpleasant or difficult; shrink.
      3. An act or instance of starting, wincing, or recoiling.

Another word for cringe

Verb
      1. To spring back, as upon firing.
      2. To shrink back, as in fear or repugnance.
      3. To fall back; return:
      1. Any of various primarily ground-dwelling birds of the genus Coturnix, especially C. coturnix, small in size and having mottled brown plumage and a short tail.
      2. Any of various similar or related birds of the Americas, such as the bobwhite or the California quail.
      1. To start or wince involuntarily, as from surprise or pain.
      2. To recoil, as from something unpleasant or difficult; shrink.
      3. An act or instance of starting, wincing, or recoiling.
    See also:

    wince