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. Stephen Colbert:

    No. Your movie‘Stuart Saves His Family ’ was intended to be funny but was n’t, that photo was intended to embarrass His Family '. That’s why he did it while His Family ' was asleep.

  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. 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.

  4. Brad Parscale:

    He continues to embarrass himself and CNN.

  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,'.

Images & Illustrations of embarrass

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