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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abashed, chagrined, embarrassed(adj)

    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, mortified(adj)

    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. embarrassed(Adjective)

    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?

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How to say embarrassed in sign language?

  1. embarrassed


  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. David Letterman:

    I don’t miss late-night television, and I’m a little embarrassed that, for 33 years, it was the laser focus of my life.

  2. Stephanie Clifford:

    I didn't tell my husband at the time, I was embarrassed, i didn't want him to think I was a bad mom or that I put my daughter in danger.

  3. Lara Spencer:

    It was embarrassing to share and then I realized there is nothing to be embarrassed about, if you don’t talk about it, you can’t fix it, so I’m happy if I can save one person from not having to go through the pain.

  4. Parker Rice:

    I'm also upset and embarrassed that I failed to stand up as a leader and stop this chant. I now have a clear understanding of what lives behind the words, from this point forward, I will be the leader that I should have been on that bus and stand up against racism in any form.

  5. Hannah Eddon:

    He told me there [were] at least 15 boxes of sides and I started panicking, thinking, ‘I hope he’s paid,’ because I only had [$25] cash on me, i had to get the delivery guy to help me bring it all into the kitchen. There was so much of it, I was so embarrassed.

Images & Illustrations of embarrassed

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    • A. nitrile
    • B. dint
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