Dictionary Results for embarrassing


1. embarrass - verb

· cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious

Synonym(s): abash

Hypernym(s): upset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfit




2. embarrass - verb

· hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"

Synonym(s): obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy

Hypernym(s): prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid




3. embarrassing - adjective

· hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment; "awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion"; "an awkward pause followed his remark"; "a sticky question"; "in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign"

Synonym(s): awkward, sticky, unenviable




4. embarrassing - adjective

· causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation; "the embarrassing moment when she found her petticoat down around her ankles"; "it was mortifying to know he had heard every word"

Synonym(s): mortifying





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