em·​bar·​rassed | \ im-ˈber-əst How to pronounce embarrassed (audio) , -ˈba-rəst \

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

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Other Words from embarrassed

embarrassedly \ im-​ˈber-​əst-​lē How to pronounce embarrassedly (audio) , -​ə-​səd-​lē ; -​ˈba-​rəst-​lē , -​rə-​səd-​ \ adverb
smiling embarrassedly

Examples of embarrassed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But her embarrassed guests had to explain themselves to reporters; Stephanopoulos apologized for accepting the invitation. Ben Widdicombe, Town & Country, "Tarnished by Epstein Scandal, Power Publicist Peggy Siegal Attempts a Hollywood Comeback," 6 Nov. 2019 The Jets were embarrassed 33-0 at home by the AFC East rival New England Patriots on Monday Night Football. Esten Mclaren, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "New York Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars odds, picks and best bets," 22 Oct. 2019 Alice is embarrassed for her family but, deep down, still loves them for their quirkiness. cleveland, "Brush High Drama Club presents ‘You Can’t Take it with You’ Nov. 8-9," 2 Nov. 2019 Even the couple’s aides seem embarrassed by their actions. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "The Royal Family Is Reportedly "Disappointed" in Harry and Meghan for Suing the Press," 1 Nov. 2019 Ken Aebi, a medical supply salesman in Portland who’d become Epley’s friend, felt helplessly embarrassed for him. oregonlive, "Epley maneuver for vertigo was invented by Oregon doctor," 15 Oct. 2019 Chance is the low-key craftsman who seems embarrassed by his own participation in the show, and his episode in Chicago is suffused with his slam-poetry-adjacent, socially conscious approach. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Rhythm + Flow Is a Testament to Hip-Hop’s Complexity," 9 Oct. 2019 The organization should be embarrassed for raising season-ticket prices after another dismal campaign. Los Angeles Times, "Letters: Dodgers fans are giving up on Kenley Jansen," 23 Aug. 2019 Both of these teams were embarrassed last week, and someone is going to leave the field shaking their heads and in an 0-2 hole to start 2019. Joe Williams, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "BYU Cougars at Tennessee Volunteers odds, picks and best bets," 5 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of embarrassed

1756, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of embarrassed was in 1756

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4 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Embarrassed.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embarrassed. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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