embarrassingly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.embarrassingly - causing embarrassment; "the great man was embarrassingly humble and self-effacing"
Translations

embarrassingly

[ɪmˈbærəsɪŋlɪ] ADV [fail, flop] → de manera vergonzosa, bochornosamente
there were embarrassingly few peopleera vergonzoso la poca gente que había
her acting was embarrassingly badactuó de pena

embarrassingly

[ɪmˈbærəsɪŋli] adv
It was embarrassingly easy → C'était si facile que c'en était embarrassant.
It was embarrassingly bad → C'était si mauvais que c'en était embarrassant.
It was embarrassingly obvious → C'était si évident que c'en était embarrassant.

embarrassingly

advauf peinliche Weise; (introducing sentence) → peinlicherweise; the play flopped embarrassinglydas Stück war ein peinlicher Reinfall; it was embarrassingly bades war so schlecht, dass es schon peinlich war; embarrassingly candid remarksBemerkungen von peinlicher Offenheit; embarrassingly for him, his wife came in at the wrong momentes war peinlich für ihn, dass seine Frau im falschen Moment hereinkam
References in classic literature ?
An embarrassingly long silence followed these words, during which time the two friends looked at each other in a mocking way.
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My own stag do was embarrassingly tame and the shame still haunts me.
Companies will go to great lengths to market their product, but sometimes things can go embarrassingly wrong.
BEL BEL BELGI GI GIAN Queen Mathilde Queen Mathilde embarrassingly mixed up embarrassingly mixed up her country's strikers her country's strikers after the 1-0 victory over after the 1-0 victory over Russia on Sunday.
I don't want to take things away from Swansea because they were embarrassingly good, the cleverness of all of it and we want to aspire to be like them.
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Having said that I would like to express my concerns about the embarrassingly poor way Mr Ainsworth MP is undertaking his role as Secretary of State for Defence.
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Who on earth thought up such an embarrassingly bad format when all the average rugby fan wants is to hear what the pundits thought of the display and what the prospects are for the following Saturday?