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"
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
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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
Examples of embarrassing in a Sentence
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.
It sounds like I went on a TV show to be like, Guys, I have some big news ! And the fact that I would go on and sort of declare Mark Ronson like as a heterosexual white male part of any marginalized community was terrifying to me, or just embarrassing.
It's embarrassing to see the pictures, if the tournaments cannot attract enough sponsors and spectators and media interest, (China) will lose them eventually. I think they are in danger, some of them.
I wanted this all to come out, the embarrassing stuff exposes the Russian government's entire money laundering machine.
This can be embarrassing (and) people try to blunt their emotions.
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