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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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Du (2011) treated this as the symptom of cultural cringe.
Almost 63 percent of those surveyed also said fathers were more cringe inducing than their mothers.
Some individuals, especially those with chronic health issues, almost cringe away from our touch, as we are merely "doing things"
At the same time, cultural cringe certainly beats unbridled arrogance, which is why we're Oregon, not Texas.
Male and female readers will cringe during a scene in which Ron meets a young woman at a summer arts/writing camp and learns a difficult lesson about coming on too strong.
I cringe in my seat because, even at 14, I cannot miss the parallels between my situation in a British colony and Caliban's.
The fact is, many women still cringe at the thought of their menstrual cycle.
Some move with a hip-swinging confidence, while others cringe, careful not to step on one of the pool's many floor cracks.
What follows is one tale after another, where you have to laugh, cringe, blink, and remember to breathe.
The Democratic defense of abortion makes me cringe," Blustain wrote.
Say the words "down time" to any mining contractor, and one is guaranteed to see him cringe.
What it puts him in the mood for sometimes makes me cringe.
How many of us cringe when we hear about "cancer patients" or "AIDS patients" instead of "patients with cancer" or "people living with AIDS," as if one's disease defined a human being?
Many cringe at the thought of so much golf and paycheck temptation.
The collaborative documentary that Leth and von Trier made about this undertaking makes one cringe, and then cry.