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Synonyms for embarrassingem·bar·rass·ing

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  1. embarrassingadjective

    Synonyms:
    awkward

  2. embarrassingnoun

    The action of the verb to embarrass.

    Synonyms:
    awkward

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    easy, pleasant

Editors Contribution

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    Submitted by anonymous on December 28, 2020  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. embarrassingadjective

    Synonyms:
    disconcerting, distressing, perplexing, confusing

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#9246sticky
#9372painful
#9416annoying
#13845uncomfortable
#17452awkward
#17894ashamed
#18616unpleasant
#19258embarrassing
#20401embarrassed
#23170embarrassment
#26847troublesome
#27419cumbersome
#27699uneasy
#28776clumsy
#29867shameful
#32209distracting
#32670viscous
#32934inconvenient
#34738humiliating
#35414steamy
#41493inept
#45257disgraceful
#46948bothersome
#55158gummy
#58424humbling
#61729pasty
#62854demeaning
#111317muggy
#116018unenviable
#121797ungainly
#135252glutinous
#178788mortifying
#264062viscid
#287299mucilaginous
#291589inapt
#320960gluey

How to use embarrassing in a sentence?

  1. Albert Einstein:

    Of what significance is one's one existence, one is basically unaware. What does a fish know about the water in which he swims all his life The bitter and the sweet come from outside. The hard from within, from one's own efforts. For the most part I do what my own nature drives me to do. It is embarrassing to earn such respect and love for it.

  2. Rosmah Mansor:

    As a woman and as the wife of a leader, I have to look made up, neat and take care of my appearance. It is also embarrassing for Malaysians when other countries make fun of the sloppy wife of Malaysia's prime minister.

  3. David Lehman:

    That’s my most embarrassing moment ever, I think.

  4. Tom Arnold:

    He called me that week, and he said, ‘I am so embarrassed, they wrote me this thing, and [it’s embarrassing] ‘cause I’ll be the fat guy next to Patrick Swayze. What do you think?'.

  5. Kenneth Jaynes:

    We figured he'd get probation but were surprised about the other conditions, especially the marriage, then the the judge asked Josten if I was worth it and if we were living together, and we both said 'yes.' When the judge said part of the probation was that we had to get married Josten smiled at me and I was turning red. The judge said, 'You might want to check with her first.' Josten said that because my face was red he thought I was OK with it, but then the judge made me stand up and asked me if I was OK with it. I said yes. People were laughing behind me and the bailiff had to say 'order in the court.' It was embarrassing.

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