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cringeworthy

or cringe-wor·thy

[ krinj-wur-thee ]
/ ˈkrɪndʒˌwɜr ði /
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adjective
causing a reaction or feeling of embarrassment, awkwardness, or discomfort: They exchanged glances at the show’s cringeworthy attempts at humor.
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Origin of cringeworthy

First recorded in 1975–80; cringe + -worthy

OTHER WORDS FROM cringeworthy

cringe·wor·thi·ness, noun
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