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embarrassing

adjective

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causing embarrassment
  • an embarrassing failure of memory inauspiciously marked my first appearance as an actor

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embarrassing

verb
present participle of embarrass

Synonyms & Antonyms of embarrassing (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to throw into a state of self-conscious distress
  • the modest young soldiers were embarrassed by the public praise for their heroism

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3 to make complex or difficult
  • claims that the new government regulations will needlessly embarrass the operations of small businesses in the state

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The first known use of embarrassing was in 1778

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“Embarrassing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/embarrassing. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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