Causing embarrassment: an embarrassing muddle
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- And were they to say no, it could all prove very embarrassing for Tony.
- It was becoming increasingly embarrassing for Cork at this stage and a total collapse was on the cards.
- I imagine it is very embarrassing for them to be found out for being so secretive.
shaming, shameful, humiliating, mortifying, demeaning, degrading, ignominious;
upsetting, disconcerting, discomfiting, discomposing, confusing, flustering, agitating, discountenancing, distressing;
discreditable, dishonouring, disgraceful
awkward, uncomfortable, difficult, tricky, delicate, sensitive, problematic, troublesome, thorny, knotty, vexatious, ticklish;
informal sticky, dicey, hairy, cringeworthy, cringe-making
British informal dodgy
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