Definition of cringe-makingly in English:

cringe-makingly

adverb

British
informal
  • Such as to make one cringe; so intensely embarrassing, shameful, sentimental, etc., that one might cringe.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in The Financial Times. From cringe-making + -ly.

Pronunciation

cringe-makingly

/ˈkrɪn(d)ʒˌmeɪkɪŋli/