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Definition 1: hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • 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 climax of the campaign

Synonyms for embarrassing in the sense of this definition

(embarrassing is similar to ...) not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

"a difficult task" "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access" "difficult times" "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"

Definition 2: causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • the embarrassing moment when she found her petticoat down around her ankles
  • it was mortifying to know he had heard every word

Synonyms for embarrassing in the sense of this definition

(embarrassing is similar to ...) offensive or disagreeable; causing discomfort or unhappiness

"an unpleasant personality" "unpleasant repercussions" "unpleasant odors"

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