1. cringing

adjective. ['ˈkrɪndʒɪŋ'] totally submissive.


  • groveling
  • grovelling
  • wormy
  • wormlike


  • disobedient
  • insubordinate
  • proud
  • assertive

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Rhymes with Cringing

  • infringing
  • impinging

Sentences with cringing

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
You can compromise if these prices have you cringing.

Quotes about cringing

1. I don’t go back and look at my early work, because the last time I did, many years ago, it left me cringing. If one publishes, then one is creating a public record of Learning to Write.
- Lorrie Moore

2. Neanderthal Poetry A poem should come as quick as lightningand create the awe Neanderthals felt cringing in their caves when hearing a clap of thunder.
- Beryl Dov