Embarrassed - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪmˈbærəst|  American pronunciation of the word embarrassed
Brit.  |ɪmˈbarəst|  British pronunciation of the word embarrassed
- this word is a past tense form of the verbto embarrass
- this word is a past participle form of the verbto embarrass

adjective

- feeling or caused to feel ill at ease or self-conscious or ashamed(syn: abashed, chagrined)

was embarrassed by her child's tantrums

- made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride(syn: humiliated, mortified)

too embarrassed to say hello to his drunken father on the street

Examples

Unexpected laughter embarrassed the speaker.

Lori gets embarrassed if we ask her to sing.

He looked embarrassed when I asked him where he'd been.

Michelle was acutely embarrassed (=very embarrassed) at having to ask for money.

Ken gave her an embarrassed grin.

There was an embarrassed silence.

He was embarrassed to admit making a mistake.

I felt embarrassed about how untidy the house was.

was embarrassed by her child's tantrums

too embarrassed to say hello to his drunken father on the street

...the stone stupidity of the senator's statements embarrassed even her staffers...

I feel really embarrassed . . . You're driving me to my next destination.

...customers who were too embarrassed to admit that they had been stiffed by an Internet company selling sexual aids...

...a loudmouthed boor who embarrassed his family at every social event they attended...

...at office gatherings his lowbrow humor often embarrassed his coworkers...

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