cringes, 3rd person singular present; cringing, present participle; cringed, past tense; cringed, past participle;
Bend one's head and body in fear or in a servile manner
he cringed away from the blow
we are surrounded by cringing yes-men and sycophants
Experience an inward shiver of embarrassment or disgust
I cringed at the fellow's stupidity
An act of cringing in fear
A feeling of embarrassment or disgust
flinch: draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
fawn: show submission or fear
(cringing) totally submissive
The Cringe is an indie rock band based in New York City. It features John Cusimano, James Rotondi, Jonny Matias and Shawn Pelton. Their sound is described by critics as "contemporary alternative" mixed with "tried and true rock 'n roll. ...
A posture or gesture of shrinking or recoiling; A crick; To bow or crouch in servility
(cringed) v. to shrink, bend, or crouch, esp. in fear or servility; cower
To retreat, bend or crouch in an attitude of fear, especially from something dangerous or painful.