embarrassed

adjective
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 the front page was fake, and the campaign was embarrassed when Murtaugh tweeted out — then deleted — pictures of it covering the office walls. Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times, "Trump slows Biden transition with denials, lawsuits," 9 Nov. 2020 San Francisco was also embarrassed this week by its rivals, the Seattle Seahawks. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, "Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers picks, predictions: Who wins Week 9 NFL game?," 4 Nov. 2020 Last year, Li was embarrassed when it was reported that one of his volunteers, Cindy Yang, was leveraging her political connections to sell access to Trump to Chinese businessmen and politicians. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, "Are Asian Americans the Last Undecided Voters?," 26 Oct. 2020 Nebraska Republicans were embarrassed when Democrat Barack Obama won the 2nd District's electoral vote in 2008 and changed the district's boundaries in 2011 to siphon off Democratic votes and avoid a repeat. Grant Schulte, Star Tribune, "Nebraska, Maine could play pivotal role in presidential race," 23 Oct. 2020 Nebraska Republicans were embarrassed when Democrat Barack Obama won the 2nd District’s electoral vote in 2008 and changed the district’s boundaries in 2011 to siphon off Democratic votes and avoid a repeat. Grant Schulte, chicagotribune.com, "Nebraska, Maine could play pivotal role in presidential race," 23 Oct. 2020 Kaiir Elam was a bit embarrassed and more than a little angry after watching the team’s dismal defensive performance at Ole Miss. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "UF CB Kaiir Elam: Gators have no excuse for poor defensive showing at Ole Miss," 29 Sep. 2020 The 49ers defense was badly embarrassed in the 43-17 home loss to Miami. Ann Killion, SFChronicle.com, "How the 49ers’ defense is dominating without most of its star power," 29 Oct. 2020 The Dallas Cowboys were embarrassed at home on Monday night by the Arizona Cardinals, 38-10. Tim Bielik, cleveland, "Bengals receiver A.J. Green says he feels like his old self after strong game vs. Colts: NFL news roundup," 20 Oct. 2020

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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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17 Nov 2020

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“Embarrassed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embarrassed. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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