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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abashed, chagrined, embarrassedadjective

    feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious

    "felt abashed at the extravagant praise"; "chagrined at the poor sales of his book"; "was embarrassed by her child's tantrums"

  2. embarrassed, humiliated, mortifiedadjective

    made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride

    "too embarrassed to say hello to his drunken father on the street"; "humiliated that his wife had to go out to work"; "felt mortified by the comparison with her sister"


  1. embarrassedadjective

    Having a feeling of shameful discomfort.

    After returning from the pool, Aleshia felt significantly better, though she was still slightly embarrassed.

    Etymology: From embarrass + -ed. The adjective is an extension of the past participle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embarrassed

    of Embarrass

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'embarrassed' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4466

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'embarrassed' in Adjectives Frequency: #850

How to pronounce embarrassed?

  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of embarrassed in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of embarrassed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of embarrassed in a Sentence

  1. Van Huss:

    They are embarrassed by their alma mater and that sends a pretty powerful statement.

  2. Anika Richter:

    Honestly, I'm appalled and embarrassed to go to the school right now, coming to Duke, I was very nervous about the racial tensions at the school but I never actually imagined that something so blatantly racist could happen here.

  3. Mike James:

    I'm not ashamed of it, i'm not embarrassed about it. It is something that I will continue to use, because I have a life to live.

  4. Nan Thomas:

    As a child, I was a little bit embarrassed at times because my mother acted like she knew everyone she saw. She talked to everyone, she loved life. She loved people.

  5. Joanna Adams:

    We were seen as a schoolgirl sport even if people were embarrassed to say that to us, but we were, now over the last six or seven years we have worked so hard to change the perception through our Superleague.

Images & Illustrations of embarrassed

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