To shrink and tremble, as from someone's anger, threats, or blows; cringe
To cringe; fawn
To move or go slowly or feebly
To show affection in a solicitous or exaggerated way
To recoil is to spring back or back away.
Shrink is defined as to become less, reduce or make smaller.
To wince, as from pain
(Nautical) To fasten:
To shake involuntarily, as from excitement or anger; quake.
To be a toady (to); flatter
To stand or walk, especially habitually, with the head and upper back bent forward.
To move quietly and stealthily so as to avoid being seen or heard; go furtively
To take a liking; attempt to be friendly:
To move suddenly as when startled; jump; start; recoil
Seek is defined as to search or look for something.
Approach means to move close to something.
Find another word for cringed. In this page you can discover 28 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for cringed, like: grovelled, cowered, crept, crawled, fawned, quailed, recoiled, winced, shrunken, flinched and bent.