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synonyms for cringing

  • crouching
  • cowardly
  • obsequious
  • submissive
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How to use cringing in a sentence

Cringe is best understood as a cousin of camp, though cringe differs from camp in that camp can still be enjoyable on its own terms.
WE LIVE IN A GOLDEN AGE OF CRINGESONNY BUNCHJANUARY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
But when he had finished, Sivert Jespersen, with a cringing smile, said: "I think now we had better sing a hymn."
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
A little cringing shrivelled old man stood up in astonishment.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
If the partners despised us for our cringing before them they were right; we were a despicable set.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCEOLIVER ONIONS
He stopped and looked back at the people cringing in the doorways.
THE STUTTERERR.R. MERLISS
In those false, fascinating pages he is a consummate scoundrel, "a mere cringing courtier and a pimp."
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
Shall it be in the presence of the cringing minions who will mock at his calamity and laugh when his fear cometh?
THE BROKEN SWORDDENNISON WORTHINGTON
The rage died out of it and the flush; and fear, and a cringing embarrassment, took the place of them.
THE LONG NIGHTSTANLEY WEYMAN
An instant afterwards there appeared a little wizened fellow, with a cringing manner and a shambling style of walking.
THE STRAND MAGAZINE, VOLUME V, ISSUE 28, APRIL 1893VARIOUS
After an instinctive cringing movement of homage and salutation, he bent to the young man's ear and whispered half a dozen words.
JOAN OF THE SWORD HANDS(AMUEL) R(UTHERFORD) CROCKETT
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CRINGING

  • abject
  • adulatory
  • bootlicking
  • bowing
  • compliant
  • cowering
  • crawling
  • cringing
  • flattering
  • humble
  • ingratiating
  • mealy-mouthed
  • obsequious
  • parasitic
  • prostrate
  • scraping
  • servile
  • slavish
  • sniveling
  • spineless
  • submissive
  • subservient
  • sycophant
  • sycophantic
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.