- an embarrassed silenceun silencio violento or embarazosohe gave an embarrassed coughsoltó una tosecilla nerviosaI'm embarrassedme da vergüenzame da pena (Latin America exc Southern Cone)me da corte (Spain) [colloquial]to be embarrassed
about -ingshe felt embarrassed about telling mele daba vergüenza or (Latin America exc Southern Cone) pena or (Spain) [colloquial] corte contármelo [colloquial]to be embarrassed to + infinitiveI was embarrassed to ask any more questionsme dio vergüenza or apuro seguir preguntandome dio no sé qué or (Spain tb) me dio corte seguir preguntando [colloquial]to be financially embarrassedestar pasando por un mal momento económico
tener dificultades económicasExample sentences
- 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?
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