cringeworthy

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cringe +‎ -worthy

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɹɪndʒˌwɜːð.i/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɹɪnd͡ʒˌwɝð.i/

AdjectiveEdit

cringeworthy (comparative more cringeworthy, superlative most cringeworthy)

  1. (colloquial) That causes one to cringe with embarrassment; embarrassing.
    • 2022 May 4, Stefanie Foster, “Great British Rail Sale failed!”, in RAIL, number 956, page 3:
      It also presented a golden opportunity for Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to wear silly outfits and produce yet another cringeworthy video, which attracted sharp criticism online.

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