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Line breaks: em|bar¦rass|ing
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈbarəsɪŋ
, ɛm-/

Definition of embarrassing in English:


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.



[as submodifier]: a performance containing many embarrassingly bad moments
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  • Thinking back, most have been laughable or just embarrassingly bad.
  • It is, at once, the most brilliant and embarrassingly bad movie I have ever seen.
  • Sadly, most of the essay is given over to arguments that are embarrassingly bad.

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