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English definition of “embarrass”


verb [T]    /ɪmˈbær·əs/
to cause someone to feel anxious, ashamed, or uncomfortable: He knew that letter would embarrass him and later he tried to get rid of it. embarrassed    /ɪmˈbær·əst/ adjective They sat in embarrassed silence. embarrassing    /ɪmˈbær·ə·sɪŋ/ adjective [+ to infinitive] It’s embarrassing to be caught telling a lie. embarrassingly    /ɪmˈbær·ə·siŋ·li/ adverb an embarrassingly poor performance embarrassment    /ɪmˈbær·əs·mənt/ noun [C/U] [U] She forgot her lines and blushed with embarrassment.
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