Definition of embarassing
1. embarrassing [ a ] hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment
Examples: "awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion" "an awkward pause followed his remark" "a sticky question" "in an unenviable position"
(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
Or does he sincerely want to tap the real springs of American attitude and culture regardless of how unpopular and embarrassing they may be ?
(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)
Fortunately , the embarrassing questions raised by objects do not need to be answered , or we would all have_to go sleep in the open fields .Synonyms embarrassing unenviable sticky awkward Related Terms difficult
2. embarrassing [ a ] causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation
Examples: "the embarrassing moment when she found her petticoat down around her ankles" "it was mortifying to know he had heard every word"
(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)
It bulks under a veil of thin , new grass , like some embarrassing fact of physicalness , and I think Mrs._Pastern set_out the statuary to soften its meaning .Synonyms embarrassing mortifying Related Terms unpleasant
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