cringe cringe  /ˈkrɪndʒ/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) draw back, as with fear or pain
  2. (v) show submission or fear

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Maines, 31, Emily Robison, 33, and Martie Maguire, 36, didn't cringe and curtsy.
  2. Roger Nelson's formal credentials are in the respectable field of experimental psychology, but the project he has been working on since 1998 would make plenty of scientists cringe.
  3. In a cringe-inducing ramble, she provided a kind of performance art response to the question: because Americans, like Upton, are stupid.

News

  1. Hilarious Prank Video Captures Awkward Photo Poses

    The few seconds before someone snaps your picture is the ultimate moment of vulnerability. So imagine the prolonged embarrassment when those moments are captured in a video rather than a photograph. Seattle band Go Periscope recorded videos of friends who thought they were just posing for photos. SEE ALSO: 20 Funniest YouTube Videos According to Reddit The resulting footage is cringe-inducing ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Mashable

  2. The Cringe Release Finally Gonna Be On Your Own Video Recap

    The Cringe have released a new music video for the song 'Finally Gonna Be On Your Own'
    on June 9, 2013     Source: antiMUSIC

  3. The Cringe Release Finally Gonna Be On Your Own Video

    The Cringe have released a new music video for the song 'Finally Gonna Be On Your Own'
    on June 6, 2013     Source: antiMUSIC

Quotes

  1. "Oh, that stupid voice of his and the fake teeth! Honestly, I cringe to think about it", Turner says in "Send Yourself Roses". "He caused so many problems. He was arrested twice for drunk driving and, I think, once for stealing a dog....
    on Mar 25, 2008 By: Kathleen Turner Source: Moviehole

  2. "It was like Chinese water torture. I would cringe every time [I heard those comments]," Bryant said. "I was just like, it's a challenge I'm just going to have to accept because there's no way I'm going to argue it. You can say it until...
    on Jun 15, 2009 By: Kobe Bryant Source: Times Online

  3. "This whole matter was embarrassing, because it drew attention to me and invited pity, which makes me cringe," said Ebert, former host of the syndicated show "At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper."
    on Sep 11, 2008 By: Roger Ebert Source: International Herald Tribune

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