Definition of embarrassed in English:

embarrassed

adjective

  • 1Feeling or showing embarrassment.

    ‘an embarrassed silence’
    ‘he became embarrassed at his own effusiveness’
    • ‘According to our source, there was silence and a few embarrassed glances.’
    • ‘Now he has wed in secret again and, to judge by newspaper reports, his parents are embarrassed and nonplussed.’
    • ‘It was used only by his closest friends who knew that whenever he was embarrassed or nervous, he would blush deeply and get a red nose.’
    • ‘After an embarrassed silence, he added: ‘Granted, we didn't make much of a song and dance about that at the time.’’
    • ‘He was embarrassed to be here, and ashamed of his greed, he just hid it better than me.’
    • ‘We don't complain because we are embarrassed, bewildered and shocked, too ashamed to do or say anything.’
    • ‘He was embarrassed and even ashamed of his indiscretion, but then he realized that there was no way he could have been heard above the roar of the boisterous crowd.’
    • ‘Alex was no prude, but he became acutely embarrassed by the situation.’
    • ‘Maybe she was embarrassed and humiliated, but she didn't show it - she dealt with the situation with quiet calm, as if she'd been through it a hundred times before.’
    • ‘The Ministry of Transportation suspended my license and I was extremely embarrassed and humiliated.’
    • ‘He's embarrassed to be receiving public assistance.’
    • ‘I'm embarrassed and humiliated to think that I actually live in a place where this sort of thing seems to be acceptable, and where some will invoke race to excuse it.’
    • ‘She was very embarrassed and extremely upset by this.’
    • ‘Are they going to maintain an embarrassed silence?’
    • ‘He backed up and I knew he was embarrassed for that public display of affection so once again I came to his rescue.’
    • ‘There were very severe financial problems during that period and she became embarrassed that she could not afford to pay for school dinners and trips.’
    • ‘We are all embarrassed and ashamed by the actions of a very small number of leaders and a very small number of soldiers.’
    • ‘I was embarrassed and felt awkward and unwanted.’
    • ‘I was strong on the outside, but inside I was embarrassed, ashamed, and weeping.’
    • ‘The majority of victims are embarrassed, even ashamed.’
    awkward, self-conscious, uneasy, uncomfortable, unsettled, sheepish, red-faced, blushing, shy
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    1. 1.1 Having or showing financial difficulties.
      • ‘Financially embarrassed football club Leeds United still managed to help make three men among the highest earners in Yorkshire over the past 12 months.’
      • ‘Handel himself was not financially embarrassed, nor did his reputation suffer.’
      • ‘Although financially embarrassed owners prove inhumane, the text describes another type of master who is even more dangerous.’
      • ‘Financially embarrassed Lazio need cash this summer to ease a growing crisis.’

Pronunciation

embarrassed

/əmˈberəst//əmˈbɛrəst/