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I love when I'm writing and I'm cringing because I know I'm doing something right.
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Meaning of "cringing" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CRINGING

cringing  [ˈkrɪndʒɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRINGING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cringing is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CRINGING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of cringing in the English dictionary

The definition of cringing in the dictionary is that cringes; servile, obsequious.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRINGING


aging
ˈeɪdʒɪŋ
avenging
əˈvendʒɪŋ
Beijing
ˈbeɪˈdʒɪŋ
challenging
ˈtʃælɪndʒɪŋ
changing
ˈtʃeɪndʒɪŋ
emerging
ɪˈmɜːdʒɪŋ
engaging
ɪnˈɡeɪdʒɪŋ
flanging
ˈflændʒɪŋ
imaging
ˈɪmɪdʒɪŋ
lodging
ˈlɒdʒɪŋ
managing
ˈmænɪdʒɪŋ
messaging
ˈmɛsɪdʒɪŋ
packaging
ˈpækɪdʒɪŋ
plunging
ˈplʌndʒɪŋ
revenging
rɪˈvɛndʒɪŋ
swingeing
ˈswɪndʒɪŋ
unchallenging
ʌnˈtʃælɪndʒɪŋ
unchanging
ʌnˈtʃeɪndʒɪŋ
whingeing
ˈwɪndʒɪŋ
wide-ranging
ˌwaɪdˈreɪndʒɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRINGING

crinal
crinate
crine
cringe
cringe-making
cringeling
cringer
cringeworthy
cringingly
cringle
crinicultural
crinigerous
crinite
crinkle
crinkle-cut
crinkled
crinkleroot
crinklies
crinkly
crinkum-crankum

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRINGING

banging
belonging
blogging
clinging
game-changing
gang-banging
hand-wringing
hanging
longing
mudslinging
overhanging
paperhanging
pinging
ringing
singing
springing
stinging
swinging
thronging
upbringing
wall hanging

Synonyms and antonyms of cringing in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CRINGING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cringing» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cringing
bend · blench · bootlick · bow · brown-nose · cower · crawl · creep · crouch · fawn · flinch · grovel · kneel · kowtow · quail · quiver · recoil · shrink · shy · sneak · squirm · start · stoop · toady · tremble · truckle · wince · writhe

Translation of «cringing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRINGING

Find out the translation of cringing to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cringing from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cringing» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

畏缩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cringing
570 millions of speakers

English

cringing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

cringing
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

زلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

низкопоклонство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

encolhendo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধামা ধরা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

servile
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Merengek
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kriecherei
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

たじたじ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

굽실 거리는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cringing
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sợ sệt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கெஞ்சும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्रिंगिंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yalaka
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

servile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zastraszony
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

низькопоклонство
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

slugarnic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υποκλίσεις
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gekruip
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

cringing
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

cringing
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cringing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRINGING»

The term «cringing» is regularly used and occupies the 85.629 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRINGING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cringing

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3 QUOTES WITH «CRINGING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cringing.
1
Zoe Cassavetes
I love when I'm writing and I'm cringing because I know I'm doing something right.
2
David Dobkin
Laughter is binary: It either happens or it doesn't. As each joke arrives in the course of a film, the cavernous space of the theater is either filled with joy and laughter or with the quiet of cringing embarrassment. Every time you step to the plate to make a joke, you're going to experience one or the other.
3
Ben Folds
Maybe this is wrong, but I feel like I craft my songs carefully enough that I still find that fifteen years after having written one, it still works for me - I'm not cringing.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRINGING»

Discover the use of cringing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cringing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Cringing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Proceeds from this book are used to expand the content and coverage of Websters Online Dictionary (www.websters-online-dictionary.org).
‎2008
2
Meaning, Mind, and Knowledge
Because we have general inductive grounds for believing that behavioral phenomena always have neural causes, and because cringing is a form of behavior, it is reasonable to suppose that cringing is caused by a certain brain state—say, ...
Christopher S. Hill, 2014
3
A Short Treatise of Altars, Altar-furniture, Altar-cringing, ...
This book represents an authentic reproduction of the text as printed by the original publisher.
Peter Smart, 2010
4
The literary class book; or, Readings in English literature
Why take it. Fertness. I'm all submission; what you'd have it, make it." Cringing. Three things another's modest wishes bound; Vexation. My friendship, and a prologue, and ten pound. Cringing. Pitholeon2 sends to me; " You know his Grace.
Robert Joseph Sullivan, 1850
5
Open Minded: Working Out the Logic of the Soul
And the interpretation does have this plausibility: first, the Rat Man has just expressed hostility toward Freud and is awaiting some kind of response; second, the outbreak of cringing is affectively laden — it is, one might say, a fearful response, ...
Jonathan Lear, 1998
6
Legal and Contractual Procedures for Architects
Issued by: address: Employer: address: Contractor: address: Works: situated at: Contract dated: FAIR gino SQUARE Architect's 4, THE HELLQVET, CRINGING, WILTS i-iUSSEIN CHARGEER Job reference: 8072 'I, LETSBY AVENUE, ...
Robert Greenstreet, David Chappell, Michael Dunn, 2012
7
A Barbarian in Asia
The rajahs have trained thousands of Hindu menials for thousands of years to be cringing cowards. And this cringing, inconceivable to one who has not seen it, is more frightful, more painful to behold than all the miseries and the famine and ...
Henri Michaux, 1949
8
Marcel Proust: Reviews and Estimates in English
He is emphatically against those whose sole recommendation is money We now come to answer the question whether he was cringing to superiors. The work by Mme de Clermont-Tonnerre (who has been accused of malice toward Proust) ...
‎1942
9
New Perspectives on Type Identity: The Mental and the Physical
Because we have general inductive grounds for believing that physical phenomena always have physical causes, and because cringing is a physical phenomenon, we know that cringing is caused by a certain brain state – say, B. Now if pain ...
Simone Gozzano, Christopher S. Hill, 2012
10
Leaves of Grass, a Textual Variorum of the Printed Poems: ...
60: pavement, or crossing — ferry, here then are faces, 67-71: pavement, thus, • ferry, faces, and faces, and faces: 15 55: not and 56, 67-71: them, and 16 55-56: finale? 60-71: all, if finale? 17 55, 67-71 : man; 18 55: be . . cringing 60: louse, ...
Walt Whitman, Gilbert Achcar, Sculley Bradley, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRINGING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cringing is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Matt Bonner says tennis elbow caused by iPhone led to poor shooting
... "and during that stretch it made it so painful for me to shoot I'd almost be cringing before I even caught the ball like, 'Oh, this is going to kill.' ". «6abc.com, Jul 15»
2
'I didn't want to be yer man off Tallafornia' - Marc O Neill's first Irish …
I couldn't watch a whole episode myself without cringing so I wanted to, in a way, redeem myself and I wanted people to not remember me as ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
3
Doping cheats among Lausanne meet sprinters
Lovers of clean track and field will be cringing at Thursday's Diamond League meet in Lausanne when doping cheats Justin Gatlin and Tyson ... «The Local.ch, Jul 15»
4
'60s absurdist play 'The Physicists' still has relevance
The still-solid thesis of “The Physicists” will have you cringing and laughing at the same time. The Physicists. Three stars. out of four stars. «Detroit Free Press, Jul 15»
5
Rangers' Lone All-Star Reminds Us Of Team's Gloomy Past
The Rangers haven't been this poorly represented at an All-Star Game since we were all cringing at the annoying chorus of a No. 1 song by a ... «NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, Jul 15»
6
Wrestling Wrap Up: Cena and Cesaro Deliver a 30 Minute Classic
Oh, and not for nothin', as a reward for wincing and cringing every time Brock wailed a giant metal axe at a car's gas tank we got a sweet belly ... «IGN, Jul 15»
7
Wednesday's letters to the editor, July 8
One must be a hard-core Democrat to listen without cringing at the sing-song slow delivery of her left wing appeal to Obama voters. Since the ... «The News-Press, Jul 15»
8
Vandalism in park leaves many disappointed
SPRINGHILL – The community is cringing after a variety of vulgarities were spray painted onto playground equipment, park benches and a ... «Cumberland News Now, Jul 15»
9
Purcellville mono pole signals start of needed broadband expansion
We're just cringing waiting for that tsunami of people to run in and say 'where's our broadband?'” Comments. Tue, Jul 07 at 09:16 PM by ... «Loudoun Times-Mirror, Jul 15»
10
Woman dubbed too fat to love by her Tinder date gets epic revenge
Cringing yet? It gets worse. He continued: "I would marry you like a shot if you were a slip of a girl." Michelle Thomas. Michelle has received huge support after ... «The Sun, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Cringing [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cringing>. Aug 2019 ».
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