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  1. embarrassingadjective


  2. embarrassingadjective

    causing embarrassment; makes you feel shy or ashamed; leading to a feeling of uncomfortable self-consciousness


Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. awkward, embarrassing, sticky, unenviableadjective

    hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment

    "awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion"; "an awkward pause followed his remark"; "a sticky question"; "in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign"

    mortifying, unenviable, ungainly, ill-chosen, clumsy, inapt, glutinous, mucilaginous, viscous, awkward, bunglesome, muggy, cumbersome, viscid, inept, gummy, ill at ease(p), gluey, pasty, uneasy, steamy, sticky

    easy, pleasant

  2. embarrassing, mortifyingadjective

    causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation

    "the embarrassing moment when she found her petticoat down around her ankles"; "it was mortifying to know he had heard every word"

    humbling, mortifying, demeaning, sticky, awkward, humiliating, unenviable

    easy, pleasant

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  1. embarrassingadjective

    disconcerting, distressing, perplexing, confusing

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  1. Vladimir Tarasenko:

    This is embarrassing always losing in the playoffs, the answer is there are no excuses. We don't fight enough.

  2. Indiana Supreme Court:

    Respondents' actions were not merely embarrassing on a personal level ; they discredited the entire Indiana judiciary.

  3. Preet Bharara:

    I wanted this all to come out, the embarrassing stuff exposes the Russian government's entire money laundering machine.

  4. Theresa Purcell:

    I was humiliated. I mean, it was embarrassing to have 50-something people watch you crawl into a plane, you wouldn’t want to watch your family member crawl on to a plane. I mean, come on, this is America, I’m just saying there’s always a way.

  5. Alexander Nix:

    It's not only deeply embarrassing, but it's something I regret enormously.

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