Cringe-making



/ˈkrɪndʒˌwɜːðɪ/
adjective
1.
(Brit, informal) causing feelings of acute embarrassment or distaste
adjective

extremely embarrassing; cringeworthy
Word Origin

cringe + making
Usage Note

British

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