/ (ˈkrɪndʒˌwɜːðɪ) /
British informal causing feelings of acute embarrassment or distaste
Do You Cringe At The Sound Of These Words?We've compiled a list of the most cringeworthy words in the English language to try and determine what makes these words so awkward (and hated). Brace yourself. Editor note: Sure to stir some debate among linguists, an online search has determined that moist usually wins this type of competition (so we're not going to include that one here because that's just too easy).
Terms To Know When Making A DealRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
- crimson clover,
- crimson flag,
- crinkle leaf,
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Examples from the Web for cringe-making
Brown attracted widespread ridicule for a cringe-making political mini-speech on YouTube.