- 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 causing 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.