Synonyms and Antonyms of embarrass
1 to throw into a state of self-conscious distress the young soldier was embarrassed by the public praise for his heroism Synonyms of embarrass abash, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, faze, fluster, mortify, nonplus, rattle Words Related to embarrass agitate, bother, chagrin, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturb, perturb, put off, put out, unhinge, unsettle, upset; debase, degrade, demean, humble, humiliate, queer, shame Near Antonyms of embarrass calm, comfort, console, relieve, soothe; buoy, cheer, embolden, encourage, hearten; assure, reassure
2 to create difficulty for the work or activity of a lot of this paperwork is unnecessary and just embarrasses the organization Synonyms of embarrass clog, cramp, hamper, encumber, fetter, handcuff, handicap, hinder, hobble, hog-tie, hold back, hold up, impede, inhibit, interfere (with), manacle, obstruct, shackle, short-circuit, stymie, tie up, trammelWords Related to embarrass balk, check, constrain, curb, rein, restrain; bind, chain, halter, leash, tether, tie; arrest, brake, delay, retain, retard; barricade, block, blockade, roadblock; bog (down), mire; choke, smother, stifle, strangle, suffocate; baffle, foil, frustrate, stump, thwart; derail, disrupt, sabotage; muzzle, repress, suppress; confine, hedge (in), hem (in)Near Antonyms of embarrass clear, make way, open, unclog, unplug, unstop; free, liberate, release, untie; loosen, smooth; encourage, further, promoteAntonyms of embarrass aid, assist, facilitate, help
3 to make complex or difficult claims that the new government regulations will needlessly embarrass the operations of small businesses in the state Synonyms of embarrass complex, complexify, complicate, entangle, perplex, sophisticateWords Related to embarrass develop, elaborate, expand; intensify, magnify; confound, confuse, mess (up), mix (up), muddle; snarl, tangleNear Antonyms of embarrass abbreviate, cut, shorten; ease, facilitate; disentangle, straighten (out), unravel, untangle; oversimplifyAntonyms of embarrass simplify, streamline
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