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synonyms for embarrass

  • agitate
  • annoy
  • bewilder
  • bother
  • confuse
  • disconcert
  • distract
  • disturb
  • dumbfound
  • faze
  • fluster
  • irk
  • mortify
  • perplex
  • perturb
  • plague
  • puzzle
  • rattle
  • shame
  • stun
  • upset
  • abash
  • bug
  • chagrin
  • discombobulate
  • discomfit
  • discompose
  • discountenance
  • distress
  • nonplus
  • tease
  • throw
  • catch one short
  • give a bad time
  • give a hard time
  • hang up
  • let down
  • make a monkey of
  • put in a hole
  • put in a spot
  • put on the spot
  • put out of countenance
  • show up
  • throw into a tizzy
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antonyms for embarrass

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  • aid
  • appease
  • calm
  • clarify
  • clear up
  • comfort
  • delight
  • enlighten
  • explain
  • help
  • make happy
  • order
  • organize
  • please
  • quiet
  • soothe
  • gladden
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How to use embarrass in a sentence

He’s still working out his identity as a writer, and thus far that identity has been well-intentioned celeb turned author who hasn’t embarrassed himself.
DAVID DUCHOVNY WANTS TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AS A NOVELIST. HIS NEW BOOK MAKES A GOOD CASE.MARK ATHITAKISFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I made a good living and I’m embarrassed to say that I never really loved it, but now, let’s backtrack.
DANICA PATRICK ON WHY SHE NEVER LOVED RACING AND HER POST-TRACK CAREERJOSHUA EFERIGHEJANUARY 30, 2021OZY
Miss Manners has always disliked the public ranking of donors, apparently intended to embarrass the smaller ones into buying their way into a higher category.
MISS MANNERS: SKIP THE ‘YOU’RE WELCOME’ EMAILJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINJANUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
These elite schools should be embarrassed by their graduates who have committed sedition and they must take action in response if they are to save their reputations.
HARVARD, STANFORD, YALE: DENOUNCE SEDITION OF YOUR GRADUATESPETER ROSENSTEINJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
This revelation embarrassed Democratic members of the committee.
TED CRUZ’S PROPOSED ELECTION COMMISSION CAN ONLY HURT THE COUNTRYSTUART MACKAYJANUARY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
We give Kansas City a 60 percent chance here, but it would be a great opportunity for Buffalo to reassert itself as a legitimate contender after being embarrassed by the Titans.
THE NFC EAST IS HISTORICALLY BAD. HOW MUCH WORSE CAN IT GET?NEIL PAINE (NEIL.PAINE@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)OCTOBER 15, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Ministers deprecated the motion as tending to embarrass the administration, and defeat the very end for which it was proposed.
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As we approached Pomeroy the militia began to embarrass our march by felling trees and erecting barricades across the roads.
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Jane, the elder sister, was the more dignified and it was therefore easier to embarrass her.
NAPOLEON'S YOUNG NEIGHBORHELEN LEAH REED
The first questions must never perplex or embarrass the pupil, for they are very important.
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WORDS RELATED TO EMBARRASS

  • addle
  • amaze
  • astound
  • befuddle
  • bewilder
  • buffalo
  • confound
  • confuse
  • daze
  • disconcert
  • dumbfound
  • elude
  • embarrass
  • faze
  • floor
  • get
  • mix up
  • muddle
  • mystify
  • nonplus
  • puzzle
  • rattle
  • stick
  • stump
  • stun
  • throw
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