Definition of cringeworthy
: so embarrassing, awkward, or upsetting as to cause one to cringe a cringeworthy performance
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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.
The show is universally panned and time has done the special no favors, as the cringeworthy moments actually seem worse today.
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