embarrassing

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embarrassing

  1. present participle of embarrass

NounEdit

embarrassing (usually uncountable, plural embarrassings)

  1. The action of the verb to embarrass; embarrassment.
    • May 11, 1715, Robert Wodrow, letter to Mrs Wodrow
      It seemed, at first, to be agreed, that the King should be addressed by the Assembly; but the time of presenting, because of the present embarrassings of affairs, to be left to the Commission.

AdjectiveEdit

embarrassing (comparative more embarrassing, superlative most embarrassing)

  1. Causing embarrassment; leading to a feeling of uncomfortable shame or self-consciousness.

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