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cringing Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb draw back, as with fear or pain
    squinch; flinch; recoil; wince; quail; cringe; shrink; funk.
    • she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf
  2. verb show submission or fear
    fawn; crawl; grovel; cower; cringe; creep.
  3. adjective satellite totally submissive
    wormlike; grovelling; groveling; wormy.
WordNet

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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