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
This is embarrassing, a process like this.
It was embarrassing, degrading, i felt low, I felt helpless.
Since it’s embarrassing, it tends to be an underreported issue.
This can be embarrassing (and) people try to blunt their emotions.
There aren't any embarrassing questions--just embarrassing answers.
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