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embarrass 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/emˈbarəs/,
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embarrassing, present participle; embarrassed, past tense; embarrasses, 3rd person singular present; embarrassed, past participle;
  1. Cause (someone) to feel awkward, self-conscious, or ashamed
    • - she wouldn't embarrass either of them by making a scene
  2. Be caused financial difficulties
    • - he would be embarrassed by an inheritance tax
  3. Hamper or impede (a person, movement, or action)
    • - the state of the rivers will embarrass the enemy in a considerable degree
  4. Make difficult or intricate; complicate

  5. Create difficulties for (someone, esp. a public figure or political party) by drawing attention to their failures or shortcomings


  1. cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
  2. obstruct: hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
  3. (embarrassed) abashed: 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"
  4. (embarrassed) 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"
  5. (embarrassing) awkward: hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment; "awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion"; "an awkward pause followed his remark"; "a sticky question"; "in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the ...
  6. (embarrassing) causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation; "the embarrassing moment when she found her petticoat down around her ankles"; "it was mortifying to know he had heard every word"
  7. (embarrassment) the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
  8. (embarrassment) the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy); "he is currently suffering financial embarrassments"
  9. Embarrass may refer to: * Embarrass, Wisconsin, United States * Embarrass Township, Edgar County, Illinois, United States * Embarrass Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States
  10. (Embarrasses) Embarrassment is an emotional state experienced upon having a socially or professionally unacceptable act or condition witnessed by or revealed to others. Usually some amount of loss of honour or dignity is involved, but how much and the type depends on the embarrassing situation. ...
  11. (Embarrassment (Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide episode)) This is a list of Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide episodes in chronological order.
  12. (Embarrassment (song)) "Embarrassment" is a song recorded by ska/pop band Madness, predominantly written by Lee Thompson, but partially credited to Mike Barson. Retrieved on July 2, 2007.Woodstra, Chris. Retrieved on July 1, 2007. ...
  13. (The Embarrassment) The Embarrassment were a quartet formed in 1979 in Wichita, Kansas that made several recordings before breaking up in 1983. The band consisted of guitarist Bill Goffrier, lead singer and organist John Nichols, bassist Ron Klaus and drummer Brent Giessmann.
  14. to humiliate; to disrupt somebody's composure or comfort with acting publicly or freely; to disconcert; to abash
  15. (embarrassed) Having a feeling of shameful discomfort
  16. (embarrassment) A state of discomfort arising from bashfulness or consciousness of having violated a social rule; humiliation; A state of confusion arising from hesitation or difficulty in choosing; A person or thing which is the cause of humiliation to another; Impairment of function due to ...
  17. (3. embarrassed) embarrassed and not knowing what to say or how to act
  18. (Embarrassed) A person who is heavily in debt, often described as having “pecuniary difficulties"
  19. (Embarrassment (nonverbal)) Nonverbal signals that indicate discomfort due to being out of place or being put on the spot with unwanted attention. ...
  20. (Embarrassment) An unpleasant emotion experienced when we believe that others have good reason to think a flaw has been revealed in us.
  21. (Embarrassment) If a tradition about Jesus is embarrassing for early Christianity than it is likely historically reliable.
  22. (Embarrassment) Scholars of this method give special credence to Gospel accounts that are "dissimilar" to the image that early Christians generally portray of Jesus. This why some refer to this criterion as that of "dissimilarity". ...
  23. (Embarrassment) the awareness that one’s self has been damaged
  24. Damages for embarrassment can often be awarded in Texas. However, to prevail a party must show that the embarrassment was part of a greater form of damage known as mental anguish. ...