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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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Osborne said: "I don't mean that I feel shame for it, but I cringe because it's embarrassing, looking back at photos of yourself dressed up like a penguin.
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Her mother cringes as she tries to support her's daughter's choice in sports.