embarrassed

adjective

em·​bar·​rassed im-ˈber-əst How to pronounce embarrassed (audio)
-ˈba-rəst
: 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
im-ˈber-əst-lē How to pronounce embarrassed (audio)
-ə-səd-lē;
-ˈba-rəst-lē
-rə-səd-
adverb
smiling embarrassedly

Examples of embarrassed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her charm and humor carried her through, something that’s been a go-to coping mechanism when the southern spitter feels uncomfortable or embarrassed. Jessica Bennett, VIBE.com, 1 July 2024 Filipowski and Furphy showed up expecting the best day of their lives and left looking disappointed, confused and embarrassed. Ben Golliver, Washington Post, 27 June 2024 But Thelma, embarrassed and angry, is not taking it and sets off across L.A. on an electric scooter to track down the scammer and get her cash back. Jill Goldsmith, Deadline, 21 June 2024 Heartbroken and embarrassed, Molly rushes to her PJ (private jet) with her assistant Nicholas (Joel Kim Booster) — destination unknown. Gerrad Hall, EW.com, 12 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for embarrassed 

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Word History

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of embarrassed was in 1756

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“Embarrassed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embarrassed. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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