Thesaurus > Related Words: cringe

  Words related to cringe

Related / Similar Words: flinch, squinch, funk, shrink, wince, recoil, quail, fawn, crawl, creep, cower, grovel

 

Definition:
  • draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf";
  • show submission or fear;

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    Hyponyms: shrink back, retract

     

    Derivational Morphology: wince, flinch, apple polisher, bootlicker, fawner, groveller, groveler, truckler, ass-kisser, coward, sycophant, toady, crawler, lackey

     

     
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