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Synonyms for embarrassing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. awkward, embarrassing, sticky, unenviable(adj)

    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, mortifying(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. embarrassing(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    awkward

  2. embarrassing(noun)

    The action of the verb to embarrass.

    Synonyms:
    awkward

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#8184shame
#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

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