cringing

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totally submissive
{i} crouching or bending in fear or servility; act of cringing
present participle of cringe
cringe
To bow or crouch in servility

Leclere was bent on the coming of the day when Batard should wilt in spirit and cringe and whimper at his feet.

cringe
To shrink, tense or recoil, as in fear, disgust or embarrassment

But he made no whimper. Nor did he wince or cringe to the blows. He bored straight in, striving, without avoiding a blow, to beat and meet the blow with his teeth.

cringe
A posture or gesture of shrinking or recoiling

He glanced with a cringe at the mess on his desk.

cringe
A crick
cringe
{n} a low bow, mean reverence, servility
cringe
{v} to bow, fawn, flatter, contract, shrink
cringe
{f} flinch, shrink back, recoil (in surprise or fright); grovel
cringe
If you cringe at something, you feel embarrassed or disgusted, and perhaps show this feeling in your expression or by making a slight movement. Molly had cringed when Ann started picking up the guitar Chris had cringed at the thought of using her own family for publicity I cringed in horror. = recoil
cringe
To contract; to draw together; to cause to shrink or wrinkle; to distort
cringe
show submission or fear
cringe
Servile civility; fawning; a shrinking or bowing, as in fear or servility
cringe
draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
cringe
To shrink or recoil, as in fear, disgust or embarrassment
cringe
To draw one's self together as in fear or servility; to bend or crouch with base humility; to wince; hence, to make court in a degrading manner; to fawn
cringing

    Hyphenation

    cring·ing

    Turkish pronunciation

    krîncîng

    Pronunciation

    /ˈkrənʤəɴɢ/ /ˈkrɪnʤɪŋ/

    Etymology

    [ 'krinj ] (intransitive verb.) 13th century. Middle English crengen; akin to Old English cringan to yield, Middle High German krank weak.

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