What does embarrass mean?

Definitions for embarrass
ɛmˈbær əsem·bar·rass

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. embarrass, abashverb

    cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious

  2. obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrassverb

    hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

    "His brother blocked him at every turn"

Wiktionary

  1. embarrassverb

    to humiliate; to disrupt somebody's composure or comfort with acting publicly or freely; to disconcert; to abash

    The crowd's laughter and jeers embarrassed him.

  2. Etymology: From embarrasser, from embarazar, either

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To EMBARRASSverb

    To perplex; to distress; to entangle.

    Etymology: embarasser, French.

    I saw my friend a little embarrassed, and turned away. Spect.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embarrassverb

    to hinder from freedom of thought, speech, or action by something which impedes or confuses mental action; to perplex; to discompose; to disconcert; as, laughter may embarrass an orator

  2. Embarrassverb

    to hinder from liberty of movement; to impede; to obstruct; as, business is embarrassed; public affairs are embarrassed

  3. Embarrassverb

    to involve in difficulties concerning money matters; to incumber with debt; to beset with urgent claims or demands; -- said of a person or his affairs; as, a man or his business is embarrassed when he can not meet his pecuniary engagements

  4. Embarrassverb

    embarrassment

  5. Etymology: [F. embarras. See Embarrass, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Embarrass

    Embarrass Township is a township in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 607 at the 2010 census. State Highway 135 and Saint Louis County Highway 21 are two of the main routes in the township. The unincorporated community of Embarrass is located within Embarrass Township. The township is located on the Mesabi Iron Range.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Embarrass

    em-bar′as, v.t. to encumber: to involve in difficulty, esp. in money matters: to perplex.—p.adj. Embarr′assed, perplexed: constrained.—n. Embarr′assment, perplexity or confusion: difficulties in money matters.—Embarras des richesses, a superabundance of materials, an abundance so great that choice is difficult. [Fr. embarrasserem, in, barre, bar.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of embarrass in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of embarrass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of embarrass in a Sentence

  1. Los Angeles:

    Well, first of all to Don, that’s why you’re not coaching. Let’s put it that way, you don’t let a guy go out there and just almost embarrass himself. My job is to help these guys develop, and that’s what I ’m doing.

  2. Andrei Dalca:

    If I was him I'd get an hour or two with a driving instructor and then try again. He might not embarrass himself then.

  3. Lake Ingle:

    My professor is violating my First Amendment rights because of the fact that my views and ideology is different from hers, so she took it on herself to silence and embarrass me – bully me – for speaking up in class.

  4. Clay Aiken:

    I also believe we need more civility in our politics, and North Carolina deserves representatives in Washington who use their positions to make people's lives better, not to advance polarizing positions that embarrass our state and stand in the way of real progress.

  5. Eric Brown:

    I think Xi wants to embarrass the United States.

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