Meaning of “embarrassing” in the English Dictionary

"embarrassing" in British English

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uk /ɪmˈbær.ə.sɪŋ/ us /ɪmˈber.ə.sɪŋ/

B1 making you feel embarrassed:

an embarrassing situation
[ + to infinitive ] It's embarrassing to be caught telling a lie.
My most embarrassing moment was trying to introduce a woman whose name I couldn't remember.

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adverb uk /ɪmˈbær.ə.sɪŋ.li/ us /ɪmˈber.ə.sɪŋ.li/

an embarrassingly poor performance/loud voice

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