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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

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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. 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.

  2. Junko Fukuchi:

    There are no legal issues with the error or the design, but it is certainly embarrassing, we decided to cancel the launch of the beer, but we have had so many messages from members of the public saying it does not matter to them.

  3. Susanne Roff:

    1951 was a tough year for British intelligence, klaus Fuchs had been terribly embarrassing.

  4. Jimmy Carter:

    We've uncovered some embarrassing ancestors in the not-too-distant past. Some horse thieves, and some people killed on Saturday nights. One of my relatives, unfortunately, was even in the newspaper business.

  5. Yuval Shany:

    The logic is Israel may be willing to turn a blind eye to transactions that are conducted with friendly regimes in the sense that they are friendly to Israel but not necessarily friendly to human rights, i think this recent scandal, which is quite embarrassing both for NSO but also for Israel, would lead at least in the short run to some tightening of export controls standards.

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