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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.

embarrassing

(ɪmˈbærəsɪŋ)
adj
causing one to feel confusion or self-consciousness; disconcerting
emˈbarrassingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.embarrassing - hard to deal withembarrassing - hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment; "awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion"; "an awkward pause followed his remark"; "a sticky question"; "in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign"
difficult, hard - not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"
2.embarrassing - causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation; "the embarrassing moment when she found her petticoat down around her ankles"; "it was mortifying to know he had heard every word"
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"

embarrassing

adjective humiliating, upsetting, compromising, shaming, distressing, delicate, uncomfortable, awkward, tricky, sensitive, troublesome, shameful, disconcerting, touchy, mortifying, discomfiting, toe-curling (slang), cringe-making (Brit. informal), cringeworthy (Brit. informal) It was an embarrassing situation for all of us.
Translations
trapný
flovpinligvanskelig
nolostuttava
neugodan
zavarba hozó
vandræîalegur
当惑させるような
무안케 하는
neprijeten
genantgenerandepinsam
น่าอับอาย
nahoşutandırıcı
đáng xấu hổ

embarrassing

[ɪmˈbærəsɪŋ] ADJ [experience, situation] → embarazoso, violento; [question, mistake] → embarazoso; [performance] → penoso
that was an embarrassing moment for mepasé muchísima vergüenzafue un momento muy embarazoso
he finds it embarrassing to talk about himselfle da vergüenza hablar de sí mismole resulta violento hablar de sí mismole da corte hablar de sí mismo (Sp)
he has put the government in an embarrassing position (= awkward) → ha puesto al gobierno en una situación embarazosa or comprometida
he tries to dance like a teenager - it's embarrassing to watchintenta bailar como un quinceañero - da vergüenza ajena verlo

embarrassing

[ɪmˈbærəsɪŋ] adj [situation, event, defeat, question, position] → gênant(e), embarrassant(e)
It was so embarrassing → C'était tellement gênant.
to be embarrassing to sb → embarrasser qn

embarrassing

adjpeinlich; generosity etcbeschämend

embarrassing

[ɪmˈbærəsɪŋ] adjimbarazzante

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.

embarrassing

مُحْرِج trapný flov peinlich ντροπιαστικός embarazoso nolostuttava gênant neugodan imbarazzante 当惑させるような 무안케 하는 gênant pinlig kłopotliwy embaraçoso смущающий generande น่าอับอาย nahoş đáng xấu hổ 令人尴尬的
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