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 beyond telling her, the fencers were too embarrassed or afraid to tell anybody else. Corky Siemaszko, NBC News, "Former Ohio State fencing coach sounded alarm on abusive doctor decades ago," 12 Jan. 2020 Sloppy execution will get teams embarrassed this season in the Big East. Ben Steele, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "After getting routed in its Big East opener, Marquette has to prepare for Villanova," 3 Jan. 2020 And the Ravens put 37 points on them and sent them back to Foxborough, Massachusetts, embarrassed. Mike Preston, baltimoresun.com, "Preston: With another signature win, the Ravens put the NFL on notice," 4 Nov. 2019 With a chance to finish 8-8 on the line, the Dolphins got embarrassed 42-17 in Buffalo in the season finale, in a contest where numerous veterans pulled themselves out the game. Omar Kelly, sun-sentinel.com, "Kelly: Adam Gase hasn’t learned from his Dolphins tenure | Commentary," 31 Oct. 2019 UrbanDictionary: The act of being upset, angry, or bitter as result of being made fun of or embarrassed. Sanaya Chandar, Quartz India, "Woke, lit, snacc: When GenZ lingo stumped our resident elder millennial," 6 Dec. 2019 But many people still report being embarrassed about owing money. Liz Weston, chicagotribune.com, "Liz Weston: It’s time to let go of shame over your debt," 3 Dec. 2019 After the comedian shared her topless photo on Twitter, an #IStandWithWhitney trend began Whitney Cummings has nothing to be embarrassed about. Jodi Guglielmi, PEOPLE.com, "Whitney Cummings Says She Was High When She Accidentally Posted a Video Exposing Her Nipple," 22 Nov. 2019 That’s part of why Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were jailed in the first place: the two embarrassed their government by exposing its involvement in the slaughter of civilians. Karl Vick, Time, "In the Year Since TIME Named Besieged Journalists the Person of the Year, the War Against Truth Has Continued Unabated," 12 Dec. 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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16 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Embarrassed.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embarrassed. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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