Definition of cringeworthy in English:

cringeworthy

adjective

informal
  • Causing feelings of embarrassment or awkwardness.

    ‘the play's cast was excellent, but the dialogue was unforgivably cringeworthy’
    • ‘The performance was at times mildly amusing, at times cringeworthy and on one occasion convincing.’
    • ‘I'm afraid it sounds pretty cringeworthy to me.’
    • ‘Makes for some tacky, cringeworthy, infomercial-like television.’
    • ‘I'm fortunate in never having worked with anyone who talks at length about their sex life. People I know have had colleagues like that, and it is truly cringeworthy.’
    • ‘Sometimes even the best writers commit to paper intimate thoughts that are cringeworthy when reread.’
    • ‘At times, her pained face is so pathetic and real, it's cringeworthy.’
    • ‘She is, for lack of a better word, cringeworthy.’
    • ‘He's SO cringeworthy, he's surpassed the point that defines comedy.’
    • ‘Thankfully, there is now a reasonable story line, though the mythical names are ridiculous and the dialogue is cringeworthy.’
    • ‘Is there anything more cringeworthy than a series of unfunny childhood anecdotes and blatant sexual references strung together in a monotone drawl?’
    • ‘I am sure you can guess the verdict; jaw-dropping effects and cringeworthy dialogue.’
    • ‘But cringeworthy campaigns such as this aren't going to convince anyone to pick up the phone and seek out further information.’
    • ‘It was cringeworthy football, played almost entirely in the middle third of the pitch and the only good point is that the fans will have easily erased the first half from their memory, because there wasn't anything to remember.’
    • ‘Most of his ‘jokes’ were so cringeworthy that they made all the insects in my house curl up into tight little balls and die.’
    • ‘There were so many cringeworthy moments in this vomit-fest.’
    • ‘Most of the writing is cringeworthy, dull to read, lacking in direction and possesses little or no identity.’
    • ‘And as long as you can assure me that you won't be contributing to the already over-subscribed and utterly cringeworthy canon of ‘chick-lit’, I wish you the best of luck.’
    • ‘Sometimes he can come up with a good quip on the spot, but other than that, he is pretty cringeworthy.’
    • ‘Sure, the title is cringeworthy and the bonus comic-book insert, while a cool idea, isn't too impressive either.’
    • ‘The rehearsal scenes saw him perform the obligatory and cringeworthy tortured-genius-kicks-chair-over routine.’
    embarrassing, uncomfortable, unpleasant, delicate, ticklish, tricky, sensitive, problematic, problematical, troublesome, perplexing, thorny, vexatious
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Pronunciation:

cringeworthy

/ˈkrin(d)ZHˌwərT͟Hē/