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(of information or a situation) revealing an embarrassing or incriminating secret about someone.‘compromising letters and blackmail’‘he was found in a compromising position’
embarrassing, uncomfortable, unpleasant, delicate, ticklish, tricky, sensitive, problematic, problematical, troublesome, perplexing, thorny, vexatiousView synonyms
- ‘He then approached the steel door the guards were protecting and, with the help of his wife's code scrambler, opened the door, only to find his only lead in a very compromising situation.’
- ‘But just as he was about to wave it in front of her face in triumph, he realized the compromising situation they were in.’
- ‘Paul writes a letter of ironic rebuke, using corrective language and ridicule, much like a parent finding a child in a compromising situation.’
- ‘How will Charlie explain his compromising situation?’
- ‘Regardless, two weeks ago I found myself, quite literally, in a very compromising position.’
- ‘She was good at weaving tales, yet even her silver tongue would be useless in the face of such a compromising situation.’
- ‘Exacerbating the universities' position is the compromising position university presidents have been placed in.’
- ‘It's getting to the point where I have to plan my fluid consumption so as to avoid putting myself in a compromising situation.’
- ‘His brother was in a very compromising situation and he would not allow anyone to take advantage of it.’
- ‘But what was she going to do to get herself out of the compromising situation?’
- ‘Funnily enough, I was almost caught in a compromising situation earlier by one of the engineers.’
- ‘‘The most harmful thing is an ‘accidental’ leak of compromising information.’’
- ‘Incensed and more than a little bit fearful, the priest extracted himself diplomatically from a compromising situation.’
- ‘He just jumped in whenever I was in a compromising situation.’
- ‘And I didn't take my time trying to find you because then you guys would have been in an even more compromising situation than you already were.’
- ‘Blogging is putting me in a very compromising position, at least personally.’
- ‘I dare say, once he came to, it was almost like he had not been in such a compromising situation.’
- ‘He put himself out in front of the cameras of the whole world in very compromising situations.’
- ‘How did I get into such a compromising situation?’
- ‘But this was David, who had seen him in a highly compromising situation without a flinch or a blush.’
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