1. kavahdus, säpsähdys; (alamainen) kumarrus, kyyristely, matelu

  2. slangi|k=en puistatus (närkästyksestä, inhosta jms.); myötähäpeä, äkillinen kiusaantuneisuuden tunne

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Cringe comedy is a genre of comedy whose intent is to make you uncomfortable rather than laugh.

What a stupid comment. Youre such a troll! *cringe*

Liittyvät sanat: cringy



  1. siirtää, viedä, koukistua, taipua, taittua, joustaa, peräytyä, kavahtaa, pelästyä, vetäytyä, säpsähtää, liehakoida, mielistellä, madella, nöyristellä, ryömiä, kyyristellä, kyyristyä peloissaan.

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nöyristellä A posture or gesture of shrinking or recoiling.

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

puhekieltä A crick.
puhekieltä To bow or crouch in servility.
Sly hypocrite, (..) who more than thou / Once fawned and cringed, and servilely adored / Heaven's awful monarch?
1903, w:W. E. B. Du Bois|W. E. B. Du Bois, s:The Souls of Black Folk/XII|The Souls of Black Folk,
He heard the hateful clank of their chains; he felt them cringe and grovel, and there rose within him a protest and a prophecy.
1904, w:Jack London|Jack London, Batard in s:The Faith of Men/Batard|The Faith of Men,
Leclere was bent on the coming of the day when Batard should wilt in spirit and cringe and whimper at his feet.
puhekieltä To shrink, tense or recoil, as in fear, disgust or embarrassment.

He cringed as the bird collided with the window.

When they were come up to the place where the lions were, the boys that went before were glad to cringe behind, for they were afraid of the lions.
1917, w:Jack London|Jack London, s:Jerry of the Islands/Chapter VIII|Jerry of the Islands,
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.
puhekieltä To contract; to draw together; to cause to shrink or wrinkle; to distort.
Till like a boy you see him cringe his face, / And whine aloud for mercy.


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