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cringe-making

adjective uk   us   /ˈkrɪndʒˌmeɪ.kɪŋ/ UK informal
Someone or something that is cringe-making is so bad that you feel embarrassed: Then there were his cringe-making attempts at humour.
Translations of “cringe-making”
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人難堪的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人难堪的…
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