Embarrass

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Definition

to embarrass: to shame, to make uncomfortable, to humiliate
verb
My parents still embarrass me in public. They always humiliate me and make me feel ashamed.

embarrassed: abashed, ashamed, humiliated, uncomfortable
adjective
Are you embarrassed by my joke? Does it make you feel uncomfortable?

embarrassment: shame, discomfort, humiliation, public disgrace
noun

Examples

  • "Shame. Embarrassment. Indignation."
  • "This is embarrassing."
  • "Susie : Well actually I'm a little embarrassed to admit it, but I could go either way on the issue myself."
  • "Jean : Kevin, I am embarrassed that I was so stupid."
  • "I recently had guests visit me, and I was quite embarrassed to have to apologize to them about the state of my bathroom. Explaining the large pieces of wood and plaster lodged in the toilet and sink was particularly difficult."
  • "(This function was disabled after an embarrassing incident involving CFO, Icarus Quincy)."
  • "Congratulations on choosing Slick Brand Solutions to help repair your company's shattered reputation following your truly embarrassing nude photo leak."
  • "Embarrassed zoo employees say that killing such 'problem animals' is standard procedure, and reported that Shoshana will be given a lethal injection in a private ceremony attended by only a veterinarian and a priest."

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