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Synonyms for embarrassing
em·bar·rass·ing

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Wiktionary3.5 / 2 votes

  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 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"

    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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  1. gouche

    Submitted by anonymous on December 28, 2020  

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  1. embarrassingadjective

    Synonyms:
    disconcerting, distressing, perplexing, confusing

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How to use embarrassing in a sentence?

  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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