Meaning of “embarrassed” in the English Dictionary

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"embarrassed" in British English

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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

More examples

  • She seemed faintly embarrassed to see us there.
  • You have no idea how embarrassed I was.
  • He was so embarrassed - his face went brick-red .
  • She looked a bit embarrassed by all the praise.
  • I was too embarrassed to admit that I'd forgotten.

(Definition of “embarrassed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)