What does embarrass mean?

Definitions for embarrass
ɛmˈbær əsem·bar·rass

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. embarrass, abash(verb)

    cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious

  2. obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass(verb)

    hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

    "His brother blocked him at every turn"

Wiktionary

  1. embarrass(Verb)

    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. Origin: From embarrasser, from embarazar, either

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embarrass(verb)

    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. Embarrass(verb)

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

  3. Embarrass(verb)

    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. Embarrass(verb)

    embarrassment

  5. Origin: [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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How to say embarrass in sign language?

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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:

    They put that on there to embarrass me.

  2. Brad Parscale:

    He continues to embarrass himself and CNN.

  3. Alex Walker:

    He likes to sing karaoke and embarrass Matt and I every chance he can get.

  4. Jim Himes:

    We actually want to get things done, we don't want to embarrass our leadership.

  5. Jason Chaffetz:

    We need to weed out those who risk our national security, embarrass the county, and skirt the law, this needs to end.

Images & Illustrations of embarrass

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