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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.

    Etymology: From embarrasser, from embarazar, either

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

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

  2. Embarrassverb

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

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

  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

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

  4. Embarrassverb

    embarrassment

    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. Central Police Department:

    Instead of showing the strength and resilience of our community during this difficult time, Mr. Spell has chosen to embarrass us for his own self-promotion, this is not an issue over religious liberty, and its not about politics.

  3. John Wayne:

    I don't want ever to appear in a film that would embarrass a viewer. A man can take his wife, mother, and his daughter to one of my movies and never be ashamed or embarrassed for going.

  4. Jason Chaffetz:

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

  5. William Timmons:

    He is going to be on the front page of papers all over this planet if he is your congressman, businesses are not going to come here if he is your next congressman. He is going to say things that y’all do not agree with. He is going to say things that embarrass you, and it is going to cause problems for the Upstate.

Images & Illustrations of embarrass

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    pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
    • A. abide
    • B. scarper
    • C. transpire
    • D. embellish

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