Definitions For Cringe


  • Draw back, as with fear or pain
  • Show submission or fear
  • To feel disgust or embarrassment and often to show this feeling by a movement of your face or body
  • To make a sudden movement from fear of being hit or hurt

Is Cringe a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Cringe is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 12 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Cringe in a Sentence

  • Many English teachers cringe when their students use the word “ain't.”
  • I always cringe when I hear that song.
  • Just the thought of eating broccoli makes me cringe.

Synonyms for Cringe

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