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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The Worst Week Of My Life contains more cringes per minute than anything else on TV,as husband and wife-to-be Howard (BenMiller) and Mel (SarahAlexander) are to be plagued by problems.