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English Dictionary: embarrassed by the DICT Development Group
2 results for embarrassed
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious; "felt abashed at the extravagant praise"; "chagrined at the poor sales of his book"; "was embarrassed by her child's tantrums"
    Synonym(s): abashed, chagrined, embarrassed
  2. made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride; "too embarrassed to say hello to his drunken father on the street"; "humiliated that his wife had to go out to work"; "felt mortified by the comparison with her sister"
    Synonym(s): embarrassed, humiliated, mortified
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Embarrass \Em*bar"rass\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embarrassed}; p.
      pr. & vb. n. {Embarrassing}.] [F. embarrasser (cf. Sp.
      embarazar, Pg. embara[?]ar, Pr. barras bar); pref. em- (L.
      in) + LL. barra bar. See {Bar}.]
      1. To hinder from freedom of thought, speech, or action by
            something which impedes or confuses mental action; to
            perplex; to discompose; to disconcert; as, laughter may
            embarrass an orator.
      2. To hinder from liberty of movement; to impede; to
            obstruct; as, business is embarrassed; public affairs are
      3. (Com.) To involve in difficulties concerning money
            matters; to incumber with debt; to beset with urgent
            claims or demands; -- said of a person or his affairs; as,
            a man or his business is embarrassed when he can not meet
            his pecuniary engagements.
      Syn: To hinder; perplex; entangle; confuse; puzzle;
               disconcert; abash; distress. -- To {Embarrass},
               {Puzzle}, {Perplex}. We are puzzled when our faculties
               are confused by something we do not understand. We are
               perplexed when our feelings, as well as judgment, are so
               affected that we know not how to decide or act. We are
               embarrassed when there is some bar or hindrance upon us
               which impedes our powers of thought, speech, or motion.
               A schoolboy is puzzled by a difficult sum; a reasoner is
               perplexed by the subtleties of his opponent; a youth is
               sometimes so embarrassed before strangers as to lose his
               presence of mind.
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