make a spectacle of oneself

Definition of make a spectacle of oneself

  1. :  to do something in front of other people that is very embarrassing You made a spectacle of yourself at the party.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

  1. :  something exhibited to view as unusual, notable, or entertaining

    :  an eye-catching or dramatic public display

    :  an object of curiosity or contempt

  1. :  one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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