Definition of cringeworthy
: so embarrassing, awkward, or upsetting as to cause one to cringe a cringeworthy performance
Recent Examples of cringeworthy from the Web
YouTuber Jeely marked the anniversary of the viral trend by applying 100 layers of bubble mask— with results that are equally cringeworthy and hilarious.
A New York actor has drawn the ire of Internet users after giving his blind date a cringeworthy review — but the 24-year-old insists he was misquoted.
Steve Carell has been a popular comedian for a while; his role as cringeworthy boss Michael Scott in The Office is cemented in television history.
Yohana Desta here today, bringing you the latest on Ron Howard’s Star Wars debut, some Emmys chatter, and a cringeworthy moment from Johnny Depp.
The sometimes cringeworthy shots of real-life political pundits like Van Jones and Gloria Borger reading scripts about the faux election is far too familiar.
Here are the most cringeworthy moments of Fyre Festival's promo past.
And the combined entity is reportedly set to receive an even more cringeworthy name: Oath.
But the cringeworthy scene in the Oval Office was merely a prelude for what was to come.
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