Definitions

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  • adj. That causes one to cringe with embarrassment; embarrassing

Etymologies

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cringe +‎ -worthy

Examples

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  • This is a great word---I had forgotten about it.

    February 4, 2008

  • This is such a cute word — it's almost an onomatopoeia, but not quite. I can see people cringing at things that are cringeworthy!

    December 27, 2006