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.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Embarrass(verb)

    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. 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

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

  4. Embarrass(verb)

    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. Michael Singleton:

    I was embarrassed a little bit, until she just started talking to me when we got home, (She was) just telling me she did it because she cared about me. And it wasn't to embarrass me, but because she cared.

  2. Grish Gregoran:

    Trump is not welcome in Britain, we wanted to embarrass him and I think we have done that today. We know how sensitive he is. It is horrible to hear the inflammatory language that he uses and I am embarrassed that (Prime Minister) Theresa May has done so much to welcome him.

  3. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio:

    I will never embarrass you, i will never do anything that makes you cringe and say ... 'I can't believe that's who we picked.'.

  4. The Senate:

    Let's not do a sham vote that's meant to embarrass one person or another. This is too serious an issue for that, republican owe the American people some real answers, not games.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of embarrass

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