cringing

  • 1 cringing — index obsequious, subservient Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 Cringing — Cringe 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 cringing — cring|ing [ krındʒıŋ ] adjective a cringing person always obeys people or agrees with them in a way that does not seem sincere. This word shows that you do not respect people like this …

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  • 4 cringing — cring·ing || krɪndʒɪŋ n. crouching or bending in fear or servility; act of cringing krɪndÊ’ v. flinch, shrink back, recoil (in surprise or fright); grovel …

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  • 5 cringing — UK [ˈkrɪndʒɪŋ] / US adjective showing disapproval a cringing person always obeys people or agrees with them in a way that does not seem sincere …

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  • 6 cringing — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. servile, crouching, submissive; see cowardly 1 , 3 , obsequious …

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  • 7 cringing — a. Crouching, fawning, servile, sneaking, obsequious …

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  • 8 cringing — adj 1. cowering, shrinking, quailing, blenching, flinching, wincing, starting, recoiling, shying, Inf. funking, Sl. mooching; shaking, trembling, quivering, Inf. shaking in one s boots or shoes. 2. servile, slavish, obsequious, Obs. obsequent,… …

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  • 9 cringing — adjective totally submissive • Syn: ↑groveling, ↑grovelling, ↑wormlike, ↑wormy • Similar to: ↑submissive …

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  • 10 obsequious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. abject, fawning, sycophantic, cringing, servile, truckling, compliant. See servility, respect. Ant., dominant. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. docile, submissive, cringing, slavish, sycophantic,… …

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  • 11 subservient — 1 *auxiliary, subsidiary, contributory, ancillary, adjuvant, accessory Analogous words: *subordinate, secondary, dependent, subject 2 Subservient, servile, slavish, menial, obsequious can mean showing or characterized by extreme compliance or… …

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  • 12 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

  • 13 Cringed — Cringe 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 cringe — I. intransitive verb (cringed; cringing) Etymology: Middle English crengen; akin to Old English cringan to yield, Middle High German krank weak Date: 13th century 1. to draw in or contract one s muscles involuntarily (as from cold or pain) 2. to… …

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  • 15 fawn — I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English faunen, from Old English fagnian to rejoice, from fægen, fagan glad more at fain Date: 13th century 1. to show affection used especially of a dog 2. to court favor by a cringing or flattering manner… …

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  • 17 Ambling — otheruses4|the four beat intermediate gaits of horses|more information on how horses move|Horse gaitThe term Amble or Ambling is used to describe a number of four beat intermediate gaits of horses. All are faster than a walk but usually slower… …

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  • 18 Creatures of Impulse — Ben Greet in the role of Boomblehardt Creatures of Impulse is a stage play by English dramatist W. S. Gilbert, with music by composer conductor Alberto Randegger, which Gilbert adapted from his own short story. Both the play and the short story… …

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  • 19 servile — servilely, adv. servility, servileness, n. /serr vil, vuyl/, adj. 1. slavishly submissive or obsequious; fawning: servile flatterers. 2. characteristic of, proper to, or customary for slaves; abject: servile obedience. 3. yielding slavishly;… …

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  • 20 cringingly — adverb In a cringing manner; while cringing, or so as to make one cringe …

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