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Definitions and Synonyms of embarrassed | Another word for embarrassed | What is embarrassed?

Definition 1: made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where embarrassed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for embarrassed in the sense of this definition

(embarrassed is similar to ...) feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse

"are you ashamed for having lied?" "felt ashamed of my torn coat"

Definition 2: feeling or caused to feel ill at ease or self-conscious or ashamed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where embarrassed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • felt abashed at the extravagant praise
  • chagrined at the poor sales of his book
  • was embarrassed by her child's tantrums

Synonyms for embarrassed in the sense of this definition

(embarrassed is similar to ...) having your composure disturbed

"looked about with a wandering and discomposed air"

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