cringeworthy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cringe +‎ -worthy

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɹɪndʒˌwɜː(ɹ).ði/

Adjective[edit]

cringeworthy (comparative more cringeworthy, superlative most cringeworthy)

  1. That causes one to cringe with embarrassment; embarrassing

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used especially of comedic performances featuring embarrassing or pretentious incompetence.