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cringe

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  • verbflinch, recoil from danger
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Synonyms for cringe

verb flinch, recoil from danger
  • cower
  • kneel
  • quiver
  • tremble
  • wince
  • blench
  • crawl
  • crouch
  • dodge
  • duck
  • grovel
  • quail
  • shrink
  • shy
  • start
  • stoop
  • draw back
  • eat dirt

Antonyms for cringe

  • face
  • meet
  • stretch
  • come forward
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to cringe

blench

verb. flinch
  • cringe
  • draw back
  • quail
  • quaver
  • recoil
  • shake
  • shrink
  • shrink back
  • shudder
  • shy away
  • tremble
  • wince

cower

verb. hide, hover in fear

cowered

verb. hide, hover in fear

cowering

verb. hide, hover in fear

crawl

verb. humble oneself

defer

verb. yield
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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