verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of embarrass
synonym study for embarrass
OTHER WORDS FROM embarrassem·bar·rassed·ly [em-bar-uhst-lee, -uh-sid-lee], /ɛmˈbær əst li, -ə sɪd li/, adverbem·bar·rass·ing·ly, adverbpre·em·bar·rass, verb (used with object)un·em·bar·rassed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for embarrass
He’s still working out his identity as a writer, and thus far that identity has been well-intentioned celeb turned author who hasn’t embarrassed himself.David Duchovny wants to be taken seriously as a novelist. His new book makes a good case.|Mark Athitakis|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
I made a good living and I’m embarrassed to say that I never really loved it, but now, let’s backtrack.Danica Patrick on Why She Never Loved Racing and Her Post-Track Career|Joshua Eferighe|January 30, 2021|Ozy
Miss Manners has always disliked the public ranking of donors, apparently intended to embarrass the smaller ones into buying their way into a higher category.
These elite schools should be embarrassed by their graduates who have committed sedition and they must take action in response if they are to save their reputations.Harvard, Stanford, Yale: Denounce sedition of your graduates|Peter Rosenstein|January 14, 2021|Washington Blade
This revelation embarrassed Democratic members of the committee.Ted Cruz’s proposed election commission can only hurt the country|Stuart MacKay|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
After almost five months without a solution, the lack of initiative is starting to embarrass the Lebanese government.
The mass dump suggests that whoever did this, their primary motivation was to embarrass Sony Pictures.
The final question we should ask: are they pursuing justice and the rule of law, or merely silencing those who embarrass them?Sentencing Looms for Barrett Brown, Advocate for “Anonymous”|Kevin M. Gallagher|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Much of the praise of Pence is in this vein—he will not embarrass us.
Nothing to see, just Republican witch hunts designed to embarrass the president and perhaps land blows against Hillary Clinton.The Scandal at the VA Is Real, and Obama Is Ducking It|Ron Christie|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ministers deprecated the motion as tending to embarrass the administration, and defeat the very end for which it was proposed.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
As we approached Pomeroy the militia began to embarrass our march by felling trees and erecting barricades across the roads.
Jane, the elder sister, was the more dignified and it was therefore easier to embarrass her.Napoleon's Young Neighbor|Helen Leah Reed
The first questions must never perplex or embarrass the pupil, for they are very important.The Sabbath-School Index|Richard Gay Pardee
Not being hot at his preaching there was less enthusiasm about him now, and the presence of the grinder seemed to embarrass him.Tess of the d'Urbervilles|Thomas Hardy