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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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. embarrassing(a)

    Synonyms:
    disconcerting, distressing, perplexing, confusing

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How to say embarrassing in sign language?

  1. embarrassing

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#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

How to use embarrassing in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Tanya Lee:

    I took a second look because I just couldn't believe what I was seeing, it's totally inappropriate and offensive, not something that you want kids exposed to and it's also embarrassing for Auckland as a tourist destination.

  3. Joe Schwieterman:

    Washington Metro has become a problem child ... of U.S. metro systems, what was once the pride (of the U.S. system) seems to be allowed to deteriorate to an embarrassing extent.

  4. Andy Warhol:

    Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details.

  5. 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.


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