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Adjective
Excessive in obsequious praise or flattery
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Having a dejected or guilty appearance
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Cowardly or weak in character
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Noun
An excessive willingness to serve or please others
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The state in which someone has to accept the control of another person
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Verb
Present participle for to react in fear or apprehension
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“Ideal as a watchdog, this dog will neither be aggressive nor cringe with fear when accosting a stranger.”
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Present participle for to experience an inward shiver of embarrassment or disgust
“She stepped into Jeremy's room, and the smell of stale alcohol made her cringe in disgust.”
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Present participle for to act in a subservient or submissive manner
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“The poor puppy would cringe when his master raised the rolled-up newspaper.”
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Present participle for lower the head or the body quickly to avoid a blow or missile or so as not to be seen
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Present participle for anticipate with great apprehension or fear
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