- 1Feeling or showing embarrassment: I felt quite embarrassed whenever I talked to her an embarrassed silenceMore example sentences
awkward, self-conscious, uneasy, uncomfortable, unsettled, sheepish, red-faced, blushing, shy; shamed, ashamed, shamefaced, humiliated, humbled, demeaned, abashed; mortified, horrified, appalled, crushed; upset, disconcerted, discomfited, discomposed, confused, flustered, agitated, nonplussed, discountenanced, distressed, chastened, chagrined; discredited, dishonoured• informal with egg on one's face, wishing the earth would swallow one up
- It was used only by his closest friends who knew that whenever he was embarrassed or nervous, he would blush deeply and get a red nose.
- After an embarrassed silence, he added: ‘Granted, we didn't make much of a song and dance about that at the time.’
- Are they going to maintain an embarrassed silence?
- 1.1Having or showing financial difficulties: he had to sort out the embarrassed financial affairs of his brotherMore example sentences
- Financially embarrassed football club Leeds United still managed to help make three men among the highest earners in Yorkshire over the past 12 months.
- Although financially embarrassed owners prove inhumane, the text describes another type of master who is even more dangerous.
- Financially embarrassed Lazio need cash this summer to ease a growing crisis.
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- As I stood embarrassedly holding my trousers up, waiting for the security officer to place my belt on the conveyor belt, I saw the stocky man's face as he looked up from fastening his boots.
- She laughed embarrassedly and said: ‘I should not have done that, and politicians should not do it either.’
- Cassidy laughed and blushed embarrassedly and her cheeks flushed with a pretty pink glow ‘Man listen to me going on.’