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Meaning & Definition of Embarrassing in English

English

Embarrassing

/ɪmbɛrəsɪŋ/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • awkward
  • ,
  • embarrassing
  • ,
  • sticky
  • ,
  • unenviable

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • embarrassing
  • ,
  • mortifying

Examples of using

This is so embarrassing.
Please don't say anything embarrassing.
Oh boy, that’s embarrassing.