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Definition of embarrassing adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1making you feel shy, awkward, or ashamed an embarrassing mistake/question/situation It can be embarrassing for children to tell complete strangers about such incidents. It was so embarrassing having to sing in public.
  2. 2causing someone to look stupid, dishonest, etc. The report is likely to prove highly embarrassing to the government. The court ruling puts the company in a very embarrassing position.
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adverb The play was embarrassingly bad.
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