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Definitions for embarrassing
em·bar·rass·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. embarrassing, mortifying(adj)

    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. embarrassing(Noun)

    The action of the verb to embarrass.

  2. embarrassing(Adjective)

    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?

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How to say embarrassing in sign language?

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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. Katie Leung:

    During the scene of the Yule Ball, the ground was very slippery and I was wearing high heels and I slipped but good thing I grabbed onto Robert so I didn't fall and good thing the cameras weren't where we were yet. Oh, that was so embarrassing!

  2. Olivia Jade:

    When it first happened I didn't look at it and say,' Oh my God like how dare we do this ?' I was like,' Why is everybody complaining ? I was confused what we did.' That's embarrassing to admit, i wasn't slacking in high school. I don't want to discredit myself to the point where I was like I have all this and I also didn't care. I really did care. I was also a very involved student.

  3. 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.

  4. United States:

    Then came Rio Olympics. United States ' Missy Franklin had never been through anything like Rio Olympics before. There were plenty of tears, even as United States ' Missy Franklin tried to maintain United States ' Missy Franklin smiling, upbeat facade. It was brutal, United States ' Missy Franklin recalled. You are literally on the biggest stage in the world and falling short of every single goal youve set for yourself. You truly feel like youre embarrassing yourself. Yet, that was when United States ' Missy Franklin found something deep inside, something United States ' Missy Franklin always hoped was there but wouldnt really know until she went through such a trying ordeal. Its really easy to inspire people in success and when youre doing well. Its really hard to inspire people when youre failing, when youre falling on your butt, now I have to show up and be that person I always said I wanted to be in a situation like this. While this has been a solitary journey in many ways, Franklins husband has helped greatly in easing the transition from competitive swimming. When his wife-to-be was contemplating whether to have another surgery, he pointed out that there were far more important things still to come, that had nothing to do with being a star athlete. Theres always going to be a part of me thats still working through it, still reflecting and seeing what else I can take away from it.

  5. Dave Kochel:

    If you can't have a beer at the Bud tent, look comfortable standing in a cattle barn, or eat a corn dog without embarrassing yourself, you probably aren't going anywhere in the Iowa caucuses, campaigns need to understand that the Iowa State Fair creates far more chances to fail than to succeed, but it's an important gauntlet if you want a ticket punched out of Iowa.

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