cringe

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Synonyms for cringe

Synonyms for cringe

to draw away involuntarily, usually out of fear or disgust

to support slavishly every opinion or suggestion of a superior

an act of drawing back in an involuntary or instinctive fashion

Synonyms for cringe

draw back, as with fear or pain

show submission or fear

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Big-globed, big-gobbed Winslet went down about as well as the Titanic and when she sees the tapes will cringe like she's never cringed before, at least since she watched Titanic.
GMTV interviewer Jenni cringed yesterday as comic Sacha Baron Cohen's Kazakh creation, Borat, leched after her.
LAKE ELSINORE - Baseball purists would have cringed at the sight, but the JetHawks were happy to walk away with an unsightly 9-4 victory over the Lake Elsinore Storm Friday in front of 5,364 at the Diamond.
I have cringed at every news story featuring the words "leaves a wife and children behind," knowing that silenced gay and lesbian military personnel also leave their own families and loved ones behind.
KYLIE Minogue has admitted she cringed with embarrassment when she watched all her old videos while making up her Ultimate Kylie greatest hits DVD.
I cringed to see that the former enemies weren't being extra kind to each other, and cringed again when some of the 13 passengers began singing Israeli folk songs as we bounced along the windy, unlit Egyptian road.
Jurors, who had been shown parts of the tapes earlier in his months-long trial for killing a Moorpark College student during a rape attempt, cringed as they viewed the attacks.
We all cringed,'' said Greg Davis, 44, of Eagle Rock, father of the 21-year-old Marine.
5, 1969, Foster just put his head down and cringed.
LANCASTER - Wayne Nix must have cringed while charting pitches in the stands Sunday afternoon at Lancaster Municipal Stadium.
Angels manager Terry Collins cringed when Omar Olivares walked three batters in the fifth inning Sunday night.