Meaning of “embarrassed” in the English Dictionary

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embarrassedadjective

uk /ɪmˈbær.əst/ us /ɪmˈber.əst/

B1 feeling ashamed or shy:

She felt embarrassed about undressing in front of the doctor.
[ + to infinitive ] I was too embarrassed to admit that I was scared.
financially embarrassed humorous

having no money

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embarrassed

Who is not still embarrassed by that?
I am embarrassed that the problem of the tar sands, the bluefin tuna and the ban on seal culling are not addressed.
Perhaps it is too embarrassed.
There is just embarrassed silence.
I am very embarrassed that they are behaving in this way and interrupting when we are having a very serious debate about such tragic matters.