Synonyms of cringe in English:

cringe


See definition of cringe

verb

1‘I cringe in terror every time I have to face him’

SYNONYMS
cower, shrink, draw back, pull back, recoil, start, shy, shy away, wince, flinch, blench, blanch, dodge, duck, crouch, shudder, shake, tremble, quiver, quail, quake
get cold feet

2‘it makes me cringe when I think how stupid I was’

SYNONYMS
wince, squirm, blush, flush, go red
feel embarrassed, feel ashamed, feel sheepish, feel mortified, wince with embarrassment

3‘he was always cringing to the queen’

SYNONYMS
kowtow, bow and scrape, grovel, creep, crawl, toady, fawn, truckle, cower
be servile towards, be sycophantic towards, dance attendance on, ingratiate oneself with, curry favour with
flatter, woo, pay court to, get round
informal suck up to, make up to, lick someone's boots, be all over, fall all over, sweet-talk, soft-soap, brown-nose
archaic blandish