embarrassing

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adjective em·bar·rass·ing \im-ˈber-ə-siŋ, -ˈba-rə-\

Definition of embarrassing

  1. :  causing a feeling of self-conscious confusion and distress :  causing embarrassment <an embarrassing error> <The official was ever so polite, and ever so sorry, but the rule was strict, and he could not let us in. It was very embarrassing, for many eyes were on us. — Mark Twain>

embarrassingly

play \im-ˈber-ə-siŋ-lē, -ˈba-rə-\ adverb <an embarrassingly messy house>

1778

First Known Use of embarrassing

1778



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