embarrassing

embarrassing [adj] humiliating, shaming awkward, bewildering, compromising, confusing, delicate, difficult, disagreeable, discomfiting, discommoding, discommodious, disconcerting, distracting, distressing, disturbing, equivocal, exasperating, impossible, incommodious, inconvenient, inopportune, mortifying, perplexing, puzzling, rattling, sensitive, shameful, sticky, ticklish, touchy, tricky, troublesome, troubling, uncomfortable, uneasy, unpropitious, unseemly, upsetting, worrisome; concepts 537,548 —Ant. comfortable, unshameful

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  • embarrassing — adj. 1. hard to deal with; as, greeted with an embarrassing silence. Syn: awkward, disconcerting, off putting, sticky, tight, unenviable. [WordNet 1.5] 2. causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation. Syn: mortifying, shame making. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embarrassing — adj. 1) embarrassing to + inf. (it was embarrassing to fail the exam) 2) embarrassing that + clause (it s embarrassing that our streets are so dirty) * * * [ɪm bærəsɪŋ] embarrassing to + inf. (it was embarrassing to fail the exam) embarrassing… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • embarrassing — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove, sound ▪ become, get ▪ make sth ▪ My mother s presence made the situation even more embarrassing …   Collocations dictionary

  • embarrassing — [[t]ɪmbæ̱rəsɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is embarrassing makes you feel shy or ashamed. That was an embarrassing situation for me... Men find it embarrassing to be honest. Syn: uncomfortable, awkward Derived words: embarrassingly ADV… …   English dictionary

  • embarrassing */ — UK [ɪmˈbærəsɪŋ] / US [ɪmˈberəsɪŋ] adjective 1) a) making you feel nervous, ashamed, or stupid The situation was most embarrassing. I wish he wouldn t ask such embarrassing questions. b) used for describing something that is very bad This… …   English dictionary

  • embarrassing — em|bar|ras|sing [ımˈbærəsıŋ] adj making you feel ashamed, nervous, or uncomfortable ▪ She asked a lot of embarrassing questions . ▪ an embarrassing situation embarrassing for ▪ This incident is deeply embarrassing for the government.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • embarrassing — em|bar|rass|ing [ ım berəsıŋ ] adjective * 1. ) making you feel nervous, ashamed, or stupid: The situation was most embarrassing. I wish he wouldn t ask such embarrassing questions. a ) used for describing something that is very bad: This… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • embarrassing — adjective 1. hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment (Freq. 3) 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Embarrassing — Embarrass Em*bar rass ([e^]m*b[a^]r ras), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embarrassed} ([e^]m*b[a^]r rast); p. pr. & vb. n. {Embarrassing}.] [F. embarrasser (cf. Sp. embarazar, Pg. embara[,c]ar, Pr. barras bar); pref. em (L. in) + LL. barra bar. See {Bar}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embarrassing — adjective making you feel ashamed, nervous, or uncomfortable: The firm wants to avoid any embarrassing questions about its finances. embarrassingly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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