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Synonyms for embarrassing
em·bar·rass·ing

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Wiktionary

  1. embarrassingadjective

    Synonyms:
    awkward

  2. embarrassingadjective

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

    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

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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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#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. Peter Newsham:

    It's embarrassing for us to have a member of this agency out there illegally selling firearms, because people will attribute that behavior to every single one of us who wears this uniform.

  2. Kenneth Jaynes:

    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.

  3. James McQuivey:

    If I were at Apple, I would think twice about re-inviting hacking troubles, which is so embarrassing especially when you're about to get into personal health and Apple Pay. You really want to show people you can preserve their information, in the case of Google Inc, they have probably been attacked so many times that the threat of being attacked again is so modest or minor in their consideration that they didn't think twice about this.

  4. The Secret Service statement:

    The fact that this event involved senior-level agents is not only embarrassing but exhibits a clear lack of judgment in a potentially dangerous situation.

  5. John Legend:

    It's pretty embarrassing, the participation medal/micro-aggression generation is pretty sad.


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