Synonyms of embarrassing in English:

embarrassing


See definition of embarrassing

adjective

1‘he was frightened of making an embarrassing mistake’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

awkward, uncomfortable, difficult, tricky, delicate, sensitive, problematic, troublesome, thorny, knotty, vexatious, ticklish

compromising, humiliating

informal sticky, dicey, hairy, cringeworthy, cringe-making, cringey

British informal dodgy