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  • Cringe comedy — is a comedy genre that uses awkward and embarrassing situations to cause audiences to feel uneasy. This genre is particularly prominent in British comedy and has been popularised by comic acts such as Rowan Atkinson, Harry Enfield, Steve Coogan,… …   Wikipedia

  • Cringe — Cringe, v. t. To contract; to draw together; to cause to shrink or wrinkle; to distort. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Till like a boy you see him cringe his face, And whine aloud for mercy. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cringe — Cringe, n. Servile civility; fawning; a shrinking or bowing, as in fear or servility. With cringe and shrug, and bow obsequious. Cowper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cringe — (kr[i^]nj), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cringed} (kr[i^]njd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cringing}.] [As. crincgan, cringan, crincan, to jield, fall; akin to E. crank.] To draw one s self together as in fear or servility; to bend or crouch with base humility; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cringe — [krındʒ] v [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: Perhaps from [i]Old English cringan to give up ] 1.) to move away from someone or something because you are afraid ▪ A stray dog was cringing by the door. ▪ She cringed away from him. 2.) to feel embarrassed… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cringe-making — cringeˈ making or cringeˈworthy adjective (informal) Acutely embarrassing, sickening, excruciating, of poor quality • • • Main Entry: ↑cringe …   Useful english dictionary

  • cringe — cringe·ling; cringe; …   English syllables

  • cringe-making — UK / US or cringeworthy UK [ˈkrɪndʒˌwɜː(r)ðɪ] / US [ˈkrɪndʒˌwɜrðɪ] adjective British informal something that is cringe making makes you feel embarrassed or ashamed …   English dictionary

  • cringe — index truckle Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cringe — early 13c., from causative of O.E. cringan give way, fall (in battle), become bent, from P.Gmc. *krank bend, curl up (Cf. O.N. kringr, Du. kring, Ger. Kring circle, ring ). Related: Cringed; cringing. As a noun from 1590s …   Etymology dictionary

  • cringe — cower, truckle, *fawn, toady Analogous words: *recoil, quail, flinch, blench, wince: bow, cave, *yield, submit, defer …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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