Definition of embarrassed in English:

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Pronunciation: /əmˈberəst/


1Feeling or showing embarrassment: he became embarrassed at his own effusiveness an embarrassed silence
More example 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?
mortified, red-faced, blushing, abashed, shamed, ashamed, shamefaced, humiliated, chagrined, awkward, self-conscious, uncomfortable, sheepish;
discomfited, disconcerted, upset, discomposed, flustered, agitated, distressed;
shy, bashful, tongue-tied
informal with egg on one's face, wishing the earth would swallow one up
1.1Having or showing financial difficulties.
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.



Pronunciation: /-əstlē/ Pronunciation: /-əsidlē/
Example sentences
  • 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.’

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Syllabification: em·bar·rassed

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