embarrass /ɪmˈbær·əs/ v [T]
› 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/ adj › They sat in embarrassed silence. embarrassing /ɪmˈbær·ə·sɪŋ/ adj › [+ to infinitive] It’s embarrassing to be caught telling a lie. embarrassingly /ɪmˈbær·ə·siŋ·li/ adv › an embarrassingly poor performance embarrassment /ɪmˈbær·əs·mənt/ n [C/U] › [U] She forgot her lines and blushed with embarrassment.