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