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
Example sentences from the Web for embarrass
Usually, it takes at least one full day in Cancun to do something embarrassing you’ll never live down.One night in Cancun: Ted Cruz’s disastrous decision to go on vacation during Texas storm crisis|Ashley Parker|February 19, 2021|Washington Post
Convinced King was “the world’s most notorious liar,” the FBI director sought information that would embarrass King and induce him to step aside as leader of the civil rights movement.The FBI's Surveillance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Was Relentless. But Its Findings Paint a Fuller Picture for Historians|Benjamin Hedin|January 18, 2021|Time
Several Democrats, embarrassed by the entire process, joined with Republicans to pass a resolution denying that Congress, the courts or any tribunal could reverse the 1876 election results.Ted Cruz’s proposed election commission can only hurt the country|Stuart MacKay|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
Instead, we are home, missing the good and the frustrating and weird parts of our families and creating new traditions with our children — ones that will undoubtedly later embarrass them.At the end of an isolating year, even the embarrassing, frustrating, weird parts of family gatherings feel missed|Theresa Vargas|December 26, 2020|Washington Post
We’ll continue to talk openly and learn more about female physiology and not treat it as something to be embarrassed by or ignored.
I actually downloaded the app last summer and was embarrassed because none of my friends seemed to use it.
I was so embarrassed my face reddened but Lee kept it right up.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But outsiders, generally, are embarrassed or appalled, and so are a growing number of locals.
I am not remotely embarrassed to relate he weighed just 9lb.
In particular, a video of an apparently inebriated Morgan has embarrassed supporters of the referendum.
Edna was a trifle embarrassed at being thus signaled out for the imperious little woman's favor.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
She was even meditating a retreat, inexplicably embarrassed, when an inner door opened and Lady Victoria entered.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Frederick, embarrassed, thought his sister was carrying the jest too far.
Embarrassed and ashamed, she was obliged to confess that her knowledge of the language was confined to one quotation.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
It failed to secure the capital it sought and was seriously embarrassed throughout its three years' existence.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller