verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of embarrass
Examples from the Web for embarrassingly
And survey after survey proves an embarrassingly high percentage of Americans are largely ignorant of how our government works.
By then the Nazis had already annexed large swathes of Europe, and Britain was embarrassingly unprepared for war.
Many of the reasons these women claim for not needing feminism are embarrassingly bad.You Don’t Hate Feminism. You Just Don’t Understand It.|Emily Shire|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the diversity in the newsroom has been stuck at an embarrassingly low 12-13% for almost a decade.‘SNL’ Gets What the Rest of TV Should: Racial Diversity Means Quality|Dean Obeidallah|January 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All of this was unsurprising: the terrifically wealthy singer is both notoriously prickly and embarrassingly tight-fisted.Bigmouth Strikes Again: Smiths Bassist Andy Rourke Tells All|Michael Moynihan|October 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
However, feeling that they might be embarrassingly late if they returned, they decided that a walk would make them as good.The Turmoil|Booth Tarkington
She looked at me as one scans an acquaintance whose name has been embarrassingly forgotten.Greener Than You Think|Ward Moore
I sat down on the pulpit sofa and waited an embarrassingly long time for something to be done up there.The Key to Success|Russell H. Conwell
The expression "Early Victorian," however, is embarrassingly circumscribed in its meaning.A Likely Story|William De Morgan
An embarrassingly long silence followed these words, during which time the two friends looked at each other in a mocking way.The Adventures of Pinocchio|C. Collodi--Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini