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em·bar·rass

 (ĕm-băr′əs)
tr.v. em·bar·rassed, em·bar·rass·ing, em·bar·rass·es
1. To cause to feel self-conscious or ill at ease; disconcert: Meeting adults embarrassed the shy child.
2. To hinder with obstacles or difficulties; impede: "an ambitious raid meant to embarrass his supply line by burning the bridges" (William Marvel).
3. Archaic To involve in or hamper with financial difficulties: The company was embarrassed and had to mortgage its properties.

[French embarrasser, to encumber, hamper, from Spanish embarazar, from Italian imbarazzare, from imbarazzo, obstacle, obstruction, from imbarrare, to block, bar : in-, in (from Latin; see en-1) + barra, bar (from Vulgar Latin *barra).]

em·bar′rassed·ly adv.
em·bar′rass·ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: embarrass, abash, chagrin, discomfit, disconcert, faze
These verbs mean to cause someone to feel self-conscious and uneasy: were embarrassed by their child's tantrum; felt abashed at the disclosure of the error; will be chagrined if my confident prediction fails; was discomfited by the sudden personal question; is disconcerted by sarcastic remarks; refuses to be fazed by your objections.

embarrass

(ɪmˈbærəs)
vb (mainly tr)
1. (also intr) to feel or cause to feel confusion or self-consciousness; disconcert; fluster
2. (usually passive) to involve in financial difficulties
3. archaic to make difficult; complicate
4. archaic to impede; obstruct; hamper
[C17: (in the sense: to impede): via French and Spanish from Italian imbarrazzare, from imbarrare to confine within bars; see en-1, bar1]
emˈbarrassed adj
emˈbarrassedly adv

em•bar•rass

(ɛmˈbær əs)

v.t.
1. to make ashamed or self-conscious; disconcert.
2. to make difficult or intricate; complicate.
3. to impede.
4. to burden with debt.
v.i.
5. to become disconcerted or abashed.
[1665–75; < French embarrasser < Sp embarazar < Portuguese embaraçar=em- em-1 + -baraçar, v. derivative of baraço, baraça cord, strap, noose]

embarrass


Past participle: embarrassed
Gerund: embarrassing

Imperative
embarrass
embarrass
Present
I embarrass
you embarrass
he/she/it embarrasses
we embarrass
you embarrass
they embarrass
Preterite
I embarrassed
you embarrassed
he/she/it embarrassed
we embarrassed
you embarrassed
they embarrassed
Present Continuous
I am embarrassing
you are embarrassing
he/she/it is embarrassing
we are embarrassing
you are embarrassing
they are embarrassing
Present Perfect
I have embarrassed
you have embarrassed
he/she/it has embarrassed
we have embarrassed
you have embarrassed
they have embarrassed
Past Continuous
I was embarrassing
you were embarrassing
he/she/it was embarrassing
we were embarrassing
you were embarrassing
they were embarrassing
Past Perfect
I had embarrassed
you had embarrassed
he/she/it had embarrassed
we had embarrassed
you had embarrassed
they had embarrassed
Future
I will embarrass
you will embarrass
he/she/it will embarrass
we will embarrass
you will embarrass
they will embarrass
Future Perfect
I will have embarrassed
you will have embarrassed
he/she/it will have embarrassed
we will have embarrassed
you will have embarrassed
they will have embarrassed
Future Continuous
I will be embarrassing
you will be embarrassing
he/she/it will be embarrassing
we will be embarrassing
you will be embarrassing
they will be embarrassing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been embarrassing
you have been embarrassing
he/she/it has been embarrassing
we have been embarrassing
you have been embarrassing
they have been embarrassing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been embarrassing
you will have been embarrassing
he/she/it will have been embarrassing
we will have been embarrassing
you will have been embarrassing
they will have been embarrassing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been embarrassing
you had been embarrassing
he/she/it had been embarrassing
we had been embarrassing
you had been embarrassing
they had been embarrassing
Conditional
I would embarrass
you would embarrass
he/she/it would embarrass
we would embarrass
you would embarrass
they would embarrass
Past Conditional
I would have embarrassed
you would have embarrassed
he/she/it would have embarrassed
we would have embarrassed
you would have embarrassed
they would have embarrassed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.embarrass - cause to be embarrassedembarrass - cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
discomfit, discompose, untune, upset, disconcert - cause to lose one's composure
disconcert, flurry, confuse, put off - cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"
2.embarrass - hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
stonewall - obstruct or hinder any discussion; "Nixon stonewalled the Watergate investigation"; "When she doesn't like to face a problem, she simply stonewalls"
foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent, forbid - keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
filibuster - obstruct deliberately by delaying
check - block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
hang - prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
bottleneck - slow down or impede by creating an obstruction; "His laziness has bottlenecked our efforts to reform the system"

embarrass

embarrass

verb
1. To cause (a person) to be self-consciously distressed:
2. To make complex, intricate, or perplexing:
Translations
يُرْبِكُ مالِيّايُرْبِك، يُعيق، يُحْرِج
bringe i vanskelighederfå til at føle sig flovgøre forlegen
nolostuttaa
zavarba hoz
gera vandræîalegan, setja úr jafnvægikoma í vandræîi
gluminantisįklampintisuglumęs
apgrūtinātar parādiem apgrūtinātsembarrassed by debtsizjust grūtībassamulsināt
verlegen maken
uviesť do rozpakov
spraviti v zadrego
genera
utandırmakzorluk içinde olmak

embarrass

[ɪmˈbærəs] VThacer pasar vergüenza a, avergonzar, apenar (LAm)
you seem to enjoy embarrassing meparece que disfrutas haciéndome pasar vergüenza or avergonzándome
I was embarrassed by the questionla pregunta me avergonzóla pregunta hizo sentirme violenta
his decision could embarrass the governmentsu decisión podría poner al gobierno en una situación embarazosa or comprometida

embarrass

[ɪmˈbærəs] vt [+ person, government, organization] → gêner
to embarrass o.s. → se rendre ridicule

embarrass

vt
in Verlegenheit bringen, verlegen machen; (generosity etc)beschämen; she was embarrassed by the questiondie Frage war ihr peinlich
(obs, = hamper) he was embarrassed by his cumbersome greatcoater wurde durch seinen unförmigen Übermantel behindert

embarrass

[ɪmˈbærəs] vtmettere in imbarazzo, imbarazzare
to be embarrassed → essere imbarazzato/a
I was embarrassed by the question → la domanda mi ha messo in imbarazzo
to be financially embarrassed → avere difficoltà economiche

embarrass

(imˈbӕrəs) verb
1. to cause to feel uneasy or self-conscious. She was embarrassed by his praise.
2. to involve in (especially financial) difficulties. embarrassed by debts.
emˈbarrassment noun
emˈbarrassed adjective
He was embarrassed when the teacher asked him to read his essay to the class.
emˈbarrassing adjective
an embarrassing question.

embarrass

vt. avergonzar, trastornar, turbar, interferir, desconcertar.

embarrass

vt to feel embarrassed..sentirse avergonzado, sentir vergüenza
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