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Synonyms of cringing

Verb


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

Adjective


1. cringing, groveling, grovelling, wormlike, wormy, submissive (vs. domineering)

usage: totally submissive

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