But it was hard not to cringe as the Precious costar basically gave herself a full-body patdown on camera.
We are meant to cringe at the sight of a photo of an all-black classroom and ask cynically where the white kids are.
Most professors do cringe at Fox News and would rather it didn't exist.
early 13c., from causative of Old English cringan "give way, fall (in battle), become bent," from Proto-Germanic *krank- "bend, curl up" (cf. Old Norse kringr, Dutch kring, German Kring "circle, ring"). Related: Cringed; cringing. As a noun from 1590s.