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synonyms for cringe

  • cower
  • kneel
  • quiver
  • tremble
  • wince
  • blench
  • crawl
  • crouch
  • dodge
  • duck
  • grovel
  • quail
  • shrink
  • shy
  • start
  • stoop
  • draw back
  • eat dirt
See also synonyms for: cringed / cringing

antonyms for cringe

MOST RELEVANT
  • face
  • meet
  • stretch
  • come forward
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How to use cringe in a sentence

The same amount of pride which makes a man treat haughtily his inferiors, makes him cringe servilely to those above him.
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
And then, that a thought should knock me prone, and make me cringe—from the mere fact of its lowness and meanness!
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
The captives were pale and seemed to cringe from the pale interrogation light.
THE LINKALAN EDWARD NOURSE
My grand signior, Vouchsafe a beso las manos, and a cringe Of the last edition.
THE PLAYS OF PHILIP MASSINGERPHILIP MASSINGER
Beside a falsify may spoil his cringe, Or making of a leg, in which consists Much of his Court-perfection.
BEAUMONT & FLETCHER'S WORKS (8 OF 10)FRANCIS BEAUMONT
The clergy at the north cringe beneath the corrupting influence of slavery, and their moral courage is borne down by it.
THE ANTI-SLAVERY EXAMINER, PART 3 OF 4AMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY
Luellas expansive bravery beneath the row of biscuit puffs seemed to shrink and cringe as she took in the thought.
AUNT CRETE'S EMANCIPATIONGRACE LIVINGSTON HILL
Osgood had permitted him to talk on in this fashion, although again and again Shultzs words made Ned cringe inwardly.
THE NEW BOYS AT OAKDALEMORGAN SCOTT
He must learn his lesson; learn to cringe and whine like the rest of them.
RAVENSHOEHENRY KINGSLEY
She liked him even then, and liked him all the more because he did not cringe to her.
THE SQUIRE'S DAUGHTERSILAS K(ITTO) HOCKING
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WORDS RELATED TO CRINGE

  • cringe
  • draw back
  • quail
  • quaver
  • recoil
  • shake
  • shrink
  • shrink back
  • shudder
  • shy away
  • tremble
  • wince
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.