Synonyms of cringing
- 1. flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail, move
- usage: draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
- 2. fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovel, bend, flex
- usage: show submission or fear
- 1. cringing, groveling, grovelling, wormlike, wormy, submissive (vs. domineering)
- usage: totally submissive
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