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 embarrassed (audio) , -​ə-​səd-​lē ; -​ˈba-​rəst-​lē , -​rə-​səd-​ \ adverb
smiling embarrassedly

Examples of embarrassed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mental illness takes a huge toll on families who are embarrassed or feel guilty. Meg Kissinger, jsonline.com, 31 Aug. 2021 Jerich’s attorney, Pedro Dijols, said his client is embarrassed and remorseful about his actions and is looking forward to putting the matter behind him. Austen Erblat, sun-sentinel.com, 5 Aug. 2021 And a community that had been embarrassed and ashamed began to see the moment as a window of opportunity. New York Times, 14 June 2021 The Los Angeles Lakers were absolutely embarrassed and blown out as LeBron James left the floor in disgust and the Phoenix Suns rolled to a win on Tuesday. oregonlive, 3 June 2021 While men are more likely to feel embarrassed and anxious about being late, women are more likely to laugh it off. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, 26 Apr. 2021 Myth: People should be embarrassed about having diabetes. Jennifer Larson, SELF, 31 Aug. 2021 Even some Blue Origin employees are embarrassed at the aggressive approach. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 20 Aug. 2021 Some people are too embarrassed to wear what's historically been a clunky design. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, 6 Aug. 2021

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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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19 Sep 2021

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“Embarrassed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embarrassed. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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