[ US /ɪmˈbɛɹəst/ ]
[ UK /ɛmbˈæɹəst/ ]
  1. made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride
    humiliated that his wife had to go out to work
    felt mortified by the comparison with her sister
    too embarrassed to say hello to his drunken father on the street
  2. feeling or caused to feel ill at ease or self-conscious or ashamed
    felt abashed at the extravagant praise
    chagrined at the poor sales of his book
    was embarrassed by her child's tantrums
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How To Use embarrassed In A Sentence

  • The question was tinged with a touch of sarcasm that made her embarrassed flush renew its bright shade and caused her to clench her fists.
  • Rebecca was too embarrassed to reply, but he took her silence as an affirmative.
  • He didn't even have the grace to look embarrassed.
  • So an embarrassed clerk in the table office wrote to Mr Wilson, advising him of proposed amendments to his motion.
  • Lori gets embarrassed if we ask her to sing.
  • He was embarrassed and even ashamed of his indiscretion, but then he realized that there was no way he could have been heard above the roar of the boisterous crowd.
  • We have every reason to remain indignant, disgusted, embarrassed and angry about this fact, but no room anymore whatsoever to feign surprise. The CNN estimate of the Searchlight Rally. | RedState
  • She seemed embarrassed for a moment but quickly recovered her poise.
  • Watching their hand-holding shadows, she was embarrassed at being dressed for church.
  • Am I the only one who's embarrassed to admit that I don't trust that every guy with a card board sign at the freeway off ramp is really a veteran? Senator: 131,000 homeless vets a 'disgrace'
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