Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “cringe-making”

See all translations

cringe-making

adjective uk   /ˈkrɪndʒˌmeɪ.kɪŋ/ UK informal us  
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…
(Definition of cringe-making from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of cringe-making?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

illusion

an idea or belief that is not true

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More