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. The President:

    This is not a contest about who can do better in front of a press conference or try to embarrass each other. It's about making The President very clear what the conditions are to get a better relationship are with Russia.

  2. Michael Anderson:

    I didn't play any starters in the second half. I didn't expect them to be that bad. I'm not trying to embarrass anybody.

  3. Jason Chaffetz:

    Certain lines should never be crossed. The unauthorized access and distribution of my personal information crossed that line. It was a tactic designed to intimidate and embarrass me and frankly, it is intimidating.

  4. Brad Parscale:

    He continues to embarrass himself and CNN.

  5. Donald Trump:

    The tape was made right, you saw that ? With the airplane coming in -- nice plane -- and the airplane coming in and the money coming off I guess, right ? that was given to us, has to be, by the Iranians and you know why the tape was given to us ? Because they want to embarrass our country, they want to embarrass our country.

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