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Synonyms for embarrass
ɛmˈbær əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. embarrass, abash(verb)

    cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious

    Synonyms:
    shall-flower, snakehead, snake-head, shell-flower, turtlehead, shellflower, shell ginger

  2. obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass(verb)

    hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

    "His brother blocked him at every turn"

    Synonyms:
    sparkling wine

Wiktionary

  1. embarrass(verb)

    to humiliate; to disrupt somebody's composure or comfort with acting publicly or freely; to disconcert; to abash

    The crowd's laughter and jeers embarrassed him.

    Synonyms:
    discomfit, humiliate, shame, disconcert, abash

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. embarrass

    Any sense of inferiority abashes, with or without the sense of wrong. The poor are abashed at the splendor of wealth, the ignorant at the learning of the wise. "I might have been abashed by their authority." Gladstone Homeric Synchron., p. 72. [Harper & Bros. '76.] To confuse is to bring into a state of mental bewilderment; to confound is to overwhelm the mental faculties; to daunt is to subject to a certain degree of fear. Embarrass is a strong word, signifying primarily hamper, hinder, impede. A solitary thinker may be confused by some difficulty in a subject, or some mental defect; one is embarrassed in the presence of others, and because of their presence. Confusion is of the intellect, embarrassment of the feelings. A witness may be embarrassed by annoying personalities, so as to become confused in statements. To mortify a person is to bring upon him a painful sense of humiliation, whether because of his own or another's fault or failure. A pupil is confused by a perplexing question, a general confounded by overwhelming defeat. A hostess is discomposed by the tardiness of guests, a speaker disconcerted by a failure of memory. The criminal who is not abashed at detection may be daunted by the officer's weapon. Sudden joy may bewilder, but will not abash. The true worshiper is humbled rather than abashed before God. The parent is mortified by the child's rudeness, the child abashed at the parent's reproof. The embarrassed speaker finds it difficult to proceed. The mob is overawed by the military, the hypocrite shamed by exposure. "A man whom no denial, no scorn could abash." Fielding Amelia bk. iii, ch. 9, p. 300. [Bell & Sons '71.] Compare CHAGRIN; HINDER.

    Synonyms:
    abash, bewilder, chagrin, confound, confuse, daunt, discompose, disconcert, dishearten, humble, humiliate, mortify, overawe, shame

    Antonyms:
    animate, buoy, cheer, embolden, encourage, inspirit, rally, uphold

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. embarrass

    Synonyms:
    entangle, misconcert, trouble, perplex, contuse, hamper, clog, distress, puzzle, encumber

    Antonyms:
    extricate, liberate, expedite, facilitate, accelerate, assist, disencumber

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. embarrass(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    perplex, entangle, beset, make intricate, make difficult

  2. embarrass(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    harass, distress, trouble, vex, annoy, plague, hamper, clog

  3. embarrass(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    confuse, disconcert, confound, nonplus, pose, dumfound, dumfounder

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. embarrass(v)

    Synonyms:
    disconcert, discompose, mortify, abash, chagrin, nonplus, pose, perplex, impede, obstruct, annoy, involve, harass, hamper, incumber

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "embarrass":

    humiliate, shame

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How to use embarrass in a sentence?

  1. Joseph Brown:

    We are confident that once all of the facts in this matter are public the hollowness of this criticism will be apparent. It is not the goal of our office to embarrass Walmart. Walmart's behavior in dispensing opioid medication in the middle of a public health crisis should embarrass Walmart.

  2. Jason Chaffetz:

    Certain lines should never be crossed. The unauthorized access and distribution of my personal information crossed that line. It was a tactic designed to intimidate and embarrass me and frankly, it is intimidating.

  3. Representative Jason Chaffetz:

    Marco Rubio is not going to embarrass us ... He's not as sensational in his comments as the others, but there's a good quality to that, and I think that's also something you look for in a president.

  4. John Kelly:

    Just an unbelievable scene at the Capitol. Frankly, the President's actions and words didn't surprise me at all, but I was very, very surprised that those people would assault the people's house, do the damage they did and embarrass us all.

  5. Becki Falwell:

    Even years after the improper relationship had ended, this person continued to be aggressive with Falwell Jr. wife and me in a variety of ways. Giancarlo Granda finally decided that Giancarlo Granda had to further withdraw completely from him, which resulted in him stepping up his threats to share more outrageous and fabricated claims about Giancarlo Granda, eventually, Giancarlo Granda began threatening to publicly reveal this secret relationship with Falwell Jr. wife and to deliberately embarrass Falwell Jr. wife, family, and Liberty University unless we agreed to pay Giancarlo Granda substantial monies.

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