Definition of cringe-inducing in English:

cringe-inducing

adjective

informal
  • Cringeworthy.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in The Washington Post. From cringe + inducing.

Pronunciation

cringe-inducing

/ˈkrɪn(d)ʒɪnˌdjuːsɪŋ//ˈkrɪn(d)ʒɪnˌdʒuːsɪŋ/