Synonyms for cringe

Grammar : Verb
Spell : krinj
Phonetic Transcription : krɪndʒ

Top 10 synonyms for cringe Other synonyms for the word cringe

Définition of cringe

Origin :
  • 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
Example sentences :
  • 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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