embarrassed

adjective em·bar·rassed \ im-ˈber-əst , -ˈba-rəst \
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of embarrassed

: feeling or showing a state of self-conscious confusion and distress
  • I've never been so embarrassed in my life.
  • was too embarrassed to ask for help
  • an embarrassed smile

embarrassedly

play \im-ˈber-əst-lē, -ə-səd-lē; -ˈba-rəst-lē, -rə-səd-\ adverb
    • smiling embarrassedly

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1756

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