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Definitions for embarrassing
em·bar·rass·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. embarrassing, mortifyingadjective

    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. embarrassingnoun

    The action of the verb to embarrass.

  2. embarrassingadjective

    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
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Albert Einstein:

    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.

  2. New Zealander Ko:

    I don't think I've ever cried in the other 14 (wins), and I cried like four times in the span of two minutes which is kind of embarrassing.

  3. Steve Lindner:

    It causes a lot of internal issues. The employer was counting on them and it could be embarrassing if customers and clients were also waiting for the arrival.

  4. Abbie Hoffman, In response to the success of his book; Steal this Book:

    Its embarrassing, you try to overthrow the government and you wind up on a Best Sellers List.

  5. The Republican adviser:

    How embarrassing is that?

Images & Illustrations of embarrassing

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