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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.
If you are ashamed, you feel sorry about something you did wrong.
You say that someone is ashamed of something, or ashamed of themselves.
If you are embarrassed, you are worried that people will laugh at you or think you are foolish.
You say that someone is embarrassed by something or embarrassed about it.
Don't use 'of' in sentences like these. Don't say, for example, 'He seemed embarrassed of the question.'
|Adj.||1.||embarrassed - feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious; "felt abashed at the extravagant praise"; "chagrined at the poor sales of his book"; "was embarrassed by her child's tantrums"|
discomposed - having your composure disturbed; "looked about with a wandering and discomposed air"
|2.||embarrassed - made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride; "too embarrassed to say hello to his drunken father on the street"; "humiliated that his wife had to go out to work"; "felt mortified by the comparison with her sister"|
ashamed - feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse; "are you ashamed for having lied?"; "felt ashamed of my torn coat"
embarrassed[ɪmˈbærəst] ADJ [silence] → violento, incómodo; [laugh] → nervioso
to be embarrassed: I was so embarrassed! → ¡me dio tanta vergüenza!, ¡me sentí tan violento!
many people are embarrassed about discussing their age → a mucha gente le da vergüenza hablar de su edad
it's nothing to be embarrassed about → no hay por qué avergonzarse
I feel embarrassed when I have to speak in public → me da vergüenza cuando tengo que hablar en público, me da corte cuando tengo que hablar en público (Sp)
to be financially embarrassed → estar or andar mal de dinero, tener dificultades económicas
he sang so badly I was or felt embarrassed for him → cantó tan mal que sentí vergüenza ajena
she was embarrassed to be seen with him → le daba vergüenza que la vieran con él, le daba corte que la vieran con él (Sp)
I was really embarrassed → J'étais vraiment gêné.
to be embarrassed about sth → être embarrassé par qch
to be embarrassed about doing sth
I was embarrassed about asking → Ça me gênait de demander ...
to be embarrassed to do sth
He was embarrassed to admit it → Ça le gênait de le reconnaître.