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embarrass

em·bar·rass

embarrass

 
 
pronunciation:
em bae rihs
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part of speech: verb
inflections: embarrassed, embarrasses, embarrassing
definition: to make uncomfortable or ill at ease.
His silly behavior at the restaurant embarrassed his older brother and sister.
synonyms:
humiliate, shame
similar words:
confuse, humble, upset
derivations: embarrassedly (adv.), embarrassingly (adv.)
Word Builder: embarrass +
  • embarrassed:
    feeling uncomfortable or ashamed.
  • embarrassing:
    causing someone to become uncomfortable or ashamed.
  • embarrassment:
    a feeling of being made uncomfortable or ashamed.
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