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cringe to crouch or shrink back, usu. in fear or distaste; cower. [3 definitions]
cringle a small ring or loop of metal or rope attached to the edge of a sail, through which to run a line.
crinkle to make small ripples or wrinkles. [4 definitions]
crinkly full of wrinkles or creases. [4 definitions]
crinoid an echinoderm characterized by a cup-shaped body to which feathery, radiating arms are attached, such as the sea lily. [3 definitions]
crinoline a stiff petticoat worn under a full skirt to make it stand out. [3 definitions]
cripple (old-fashioned, sometimes offensive) a person or animal that is lame or otherwise physically impaired. [4 definitions]
crippled a word used to describe a person or animal who is not able to use their arms or legs.
crises the plural of crisis.
crisis the point or moment just prior to a decisive and critical change. [2 definitions]
crisp firm but brittle, as a cracker. [7 definitions]
crispy brittle and easily broken or crumbled; crisp. [2 definitions]
crisscross with two or more lines crossing each other. [6 definitions]
crit shortened form of "critic" or "criticism."
criteria pl. of criterion.
criterion a standard or test by which to judge or decide.
critic anyone who judges or evaluates. [3 definitions]
critical tending to make severe judgments or to find fault. [6 definitions]
critical mass the minimum mass of fissionable material necessary to sustain a nuclear chain reaction. [2 definitions]
critical thinking the objective analysis and evaluation of facts and evidence to form a judgment.
criticism the act of making judgments or criticizing. [4 definitions]