embarrassing

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embarrassing

  1. Present participle of embarrass.

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embarrassing (plural embarrassings)

  1. The action of the verb to embarrass.

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embarrassing (comparative more embarrassing, superlative most embarrassing)

  1. Causing embarrassment; makes you feel shy or ashamed; leading to a feeling of uncomfortable self-consciousness.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 20, The China Governess[1]:
      The story struck the depressingly familiar note with which true stories ring in the tried ears of experienced policemen. No one queried it. It was in the classic pattern of human weakness, mean and embarrassing and sad.

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