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Synonyms for embarrass
ɛmˈbær əsem·bar·rass

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Wiktionary

  1. embarrassverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. embarrass, abashverb

    cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious

    Synonyms:
    stymy, stymie, hinder, block, obstruct, blockade, abash

  2. obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrassverb

    hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

    "His brother blocked him at every turn"

    Synonyms:
    block up, lug, immobilize, seal off, obturate, handicap, jam, block off, close up, blank out, freeze, abash, obstruct, deflect, parry, kibosh, draw a blank, hamper, hinder, impede, block, forget, stop, stuff, stymy, blockade, immobilise, bar, occlude, barricade, halt, choke up, stymie

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. embarrassverb

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

  2. embarrassverb

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

  3. embarrassverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. embarrassverb

    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. The President:

    This is not a contest about who can do better in front of a press conference or try to embarrass each other. It's about making The President very clear what the conditions are to get a better relationship are with Russia.

  2. Andrei Dalca:

    If I was him I'd get an hour or two with a driving instructor and then try again. He might not embarrass himself then.

  3. London CNN Prince Harry:

    My number is 25. It’s not a number that fills me with satisfaction, but nor does it embarrass me.

  4. Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage:

    I also don’t want to embarrass my kids or make them feel a way if they’re in high school and I’m the embarrassing mom that’s posing in selfies and in bikinis, there will be limits.

  5. 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.


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