One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he was frightened of making an embarrassing mistake’
shaming, shameful, humiliating, mortifying, demeaning, degrading, ignominious
upsetting, disconcerting, discomfiting, discomposing, confusing, flustering, agitating, discountenancing, distressing
discreditable, dishonouring, disgraceful
informal blush-making, cringey
2‘there may be some embarrassing questions at the shareholders' meeting’
awkward, uncomfortable, difficult, tricky, delicate, sensitive, problematic, troublesome, thorny, knotty, vexatious, ticklish
informal sticky, dicey, hairy, cringeworthy, cringe-making, cringey
British informal dodgy
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