Synonyms for cringe
|Grammar : Verb|
|Spell : krinj|
|Phonetic Transcription : krɪndʒ|
Top 10 synonyms for cringe Other synonyms for the word cringe
Définition of cringeOrigin :
- early 13c., from causative of Old English cringan "give way, fall (in battle), become bent," from Proto-Germanic *krank- "bend, curl up" (cf. Old Norse kringr, Dutch kring, German Kring "circle, ring"). Related: Cringed; cringing. As a noun from 1590s.
- verb flinch, recoil from danger
- He appeared to cringe, mute, as if words had failed him through grief; then—bang!
- Extract from : « The Mirror of the Sea » by Joseph Conrad
- An expression of the deepest humility and cringe was on his battered countenance.
- Extract from : « The Spoilers of the Valley » by Robert Watson
- They know no gratitude, and they would not cringe to the greatest Christian potentate.
- Extract from : « The Philippine Islands » by John Foreman
- The captives were pale and seemed to cringe from the pale interrogation light.
- Extract from : « The Link » by Alan Edward Nourse
- They expect to cringe; if they are not compelled to do so, they are very likely to forget their place.
- Extract from : « The Plum Tree » by David Graham Phillips
- No need to cringe any more to the insolence and cruelty of men.
- Extract from : « Marriage la mode » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
- I knew how to dodge and cringe and dissemble before I knew the names of the seasons.
- Extract from : « The Promised Land » by Mary Antin
- They cringe till they find out there's nothing for them, and then they snarl.
- Extract from : « The Rider of Waroona » by Firth Scott
- Do homage, make thy prayer, cringe to each ruler of the day.
- Extract from : « Prometheus Bound and Seven Against Thebes » by Aeschylus
- They do not stand at the door and salaam and cringe, like the ordinary mendicant.
- Extract from : « India and the Indians » by Edward F. Elwin
Antonyms for cringe
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