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.

ChatGPT

  1. embarrass

    Embarrass refers to causing someone to feel awkward, self-conscious, or ashamed, usually due to an unexpected or awkward situation or as a result of something they have done.

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.]

Wikidata

  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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. RJ intindola:

    Do not humiliate, disrespect or embarrass; always speak with a soft tongue when holding your ground. To be loud, rude and obnoxious will negate the argument and advantage. And truth is always mandatory.

  4. London CNN Prince Harry:

    My number is 25. It’s not a number that fills me with satisfaction, but nor does it embarrass me.

  5. Jim Parsons:

    At the time, it was just like this is neat and I know it’s neat intellectually, but emotionally all I can think of is ‘ I want to get out of here before I embarrass Actor Jim Parsons,'.

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