cringeworthy

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cringe +‎ -worthy

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cringeworthy ‎(comparative more cringeworthy, superlative most cringeworthy)

  1. (colloquial) That causes one to cringe with embarrassment; embarrassing.

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