Synonyms for cringe

Synonyms for (verb) cringe

Synonyms: cringe, wince, squinch, shrink, flinch, funk, quail, recoil

Definition: draw back, as with fear or pain

Usage: she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: fawn, grovel, cower, crawl, creep, cringe

Definition: show submission or fear

Similar words: bend, flex

Definition: form a curve

Usage: The stick does not bend