Definitions for embarrassing
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word embarrassing.
awkward, embarrassing, sticky, unenviableadjective
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"
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"
The action of the verb to embarrass.
causing embarrassment; makes you feel shy or ashamed; leading to a feeling of uncomfortable self-consciousness
Embarrassment or awkwardness is an emotional state that is associated with mild to severe levels of discomfort, and which is usually experienced when someone commits (or thinks of) a socially unacceptable or frowned-upon act that is witnessed by or revealed to others. Frequently grouped with shame and guilt, embarrassment is considered a "self-conscious emotion", and it can have a profoundly negative impact on a person’s thoughts or behavior.Usually, some perception of loss of honor or dignity (or other high-value ideals) is involved, but the embarrassment level and the type depends on the situation.
Embarrassing refers to the feeling or state of discomfort, self-consciousness, shame, or awkwardness experienced when one's actions, appearance, or situations are humiliating or make them the subject of ridicule or mockery. This feeling often occurs when one's behavior or situation fails to meet certain social or personal standards, expectations, or norms.
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Rank popularity for the word 'embarrassing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4697
Rank popularity for the word 'embarrassing' in Adjectives Frequency: #1005
The numerical value of embarrassing in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of embarrassing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
It was highly embarrassing, highly embarrassing, the person who made that phone call — that manager, that teller — whoever made that phone call, I feel as though Read MoreMcCowns were judging.
It is not advisable, James, to venture unsolicited opinions. You should spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener.
It’s embarrassing for the country, i’m not making a partisan (point), that’s the reality – that to be able to have a Congress that can’t function is just embarrassing.
The only way that the government of Mexico is going to ensure absolutely that they don't go through another embarrassing situation, another embarrassing escape, is to extradite him to the United States.
Of what significance is one's one existence, one is basically unaware. What does a fish know about the water in which he swims all his life The bitter and the sweet come from outside. The hard from within, from one's own efforts. For the most part I do what my own nature drives me to do. It is embarrassing to earn such respect and love for it.
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