What does embarrassing mean?

Definitions for embarrassing
em·bar·rass·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word embarrassing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. awkward, embarrassing, sticky, unenviable(adj)

    hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment

    "awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion"; "an awkward pause followed his remark"; "a sticky question"; "in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign"

  2. embarrassing, mortifying(adj)

    causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation

    "the embarrassing moment when she found her petticoat down around her ankles"; "it was mortifying to know he had heard every word"

Wiktionary

  1. embarrassing(Noun)

    The action of the verb to embarrass.

  2. embarrassing(Adjective)

    causing embarrassment; makes you feel shy or ashamed; leading to a feeling of uncomfortable self-consciousness

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embarrassing

    of Embarrass

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'embarrassing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4697

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'embarrassing' in Adjectives Frequency: #1005

How to pronounce embarrassing?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say embarrassing in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of embarrassing in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of embarrassing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of embarrassing in a Sentence

  1. Outgoing Democratic Virginia Gov.Terry McAuliffe:

    Listen, if this guy got in my space, you wan na get in my space, I’ve always said Chris, you punch me, I ’m going to punch back twice as hard. And it would n’t be hard to do it, but you know, this guy thinks he could intimidate everybody.It’s disgraceful. It’s embarrassing.

  2. Rosmah Mansor:

    As a woman and as the wife of a leader, I have to look made up, neat and take care of my appearance. It is also embarrassing for Malaysians when other countries make fun of the sloppy wife of Malaysia's prime minister.

  3. Adam Kinzinger:

    I think President Donald Trump, President President Donald Trump, was wrong yesterday in a major way and I think it was a very embarrassing press conference.

  4. Hu Jia:

    Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi is a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and in Chinese prison, there sits another Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, this is an unavoidable topic for the Chinese Communist Party and is extremely embarrassing.

  5. Scott Forseen:

    Answering in the affirmative on these items may be too embarrassing, may not make common sense, or may require the person to acknowledge some type of fault of their own, when we answer survey questions, we tend to answer in a manner that will be viewed favorably by others.

Images & Illustrations of embarrassing

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