Embarrassing - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪmˈbærəsɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word embarrassing
Brit.  |ɪmˈbarəsɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word embarrassing
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to embarrass

adjective

- hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment(syn: awkward, sticky, unenviable)

awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion

- causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation(syn: mortifying)

the embarrassing moment when she found her petticoat down around her ankles

Examples

She's worried about embarrassing herself in front of such a large audience.

It was embarrassing to fail the exam.

She asked a lot of embarrassing questions.

This incident is deeply embarrassing for the government.

awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion

the embarrassing moment when she found her petticoat down around her ankles

We just want to put that embarrassing incident behind us.

He tried to forget the whole embarrassing episode.

...her compulsive coquetry at parties was embarrassing for her husband...

'It's so embarrassing when you can't remember someone's name.' 'I know the feeling.'

Oh God, how embarrassing!

He gets perverse satisfaction from embarrassing people.

The recent revelations may prove embarrassing to the President.

He would prefer not to risk another embarrassing defeat.

It was so embarrassing!

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