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synonyms for embarrassing

  • awkward
  • confusing
  • difficult
  • disconcerting
  • distressing
  • disturbing
  • exasperating
  • inconvenient
  • perplexing
  • puzzling
  • shameful
  • ticklish
  • tricky
  • troublesome
  • troubling
  • uncomfortable
  • unseemly
  • upsetting
  • worrisome
  • bewildering
  • compromising
  • discomfiting
  • discommoding
  • distracting
  • mortifying
  • rattling
  • delicate
  • disagreeable
  • discommodious
  • equivocal
  • impossible
  • incommodious
  • inopportune
  • sensitive
  • sticky
  • touchy
  • uneasy
  • unpropitious
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antonyms for embarrassing

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  • convenient
  • easy
  • helpful
  • straightforward
  • uncomplicated
  • comfortable
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How to use embarrassing in a sentence

Its latest election-focused security move follows an embarrassing account hack incident in July which saw scores of verified users’ accounts accessed and used to tweet out a cryptocurrency scam.
TWITTER TIGHTENS ACCOUNT SECURITY FOR POLITICAL CANDIDATES AHEAD OF US ELECTIONNATASHA LOMASSEPTEMBER 17, 2020TECHCRUNCH
Critics believe the elections were postponed because the pro-Beijing government fears an embarrassing groundswell of support for pro-democracy councillors.
HONG KONG’S CITYWIDE COVID-19 TESTING HAS BECOME A BAROMETER OF PUBLIC TRUSTEAMONBARRETTSEPTEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
That it was just embarrassing on the world stage for the Soviet Union.
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“I can see her point of view now, but to a pre-teen it was embarrassing,” said Richmond.
SCHOOL LEADERS CAN’T SUSPEND THE DISCIPLINE DISCUSSION ANY LONGERWILL HUNTSBERRYJULY 16, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The subject is made more embarrassing because of its—er, rather personal nature.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
To be either too much, or too little dressed at such times is embarrassing.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
The follies of youth have a basis in sound reason, just as much as the embarrassing questions put by babes and sucklings.
THE POCKET R.L.S.ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
A faintly embarrassing situation this, even for an ancestor of the elusive Pimpernel.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 147, NOVEMBER 4, 1914VARIOUS
Dont tease me, she said, so quietly that an embarrassing silence fell between them.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
There was an embarrassing moment as Tom and Bob seated themselves on the log, while the crew stood awkwardly by.
THE RIVAL CAMPERSRUEL PERLEY SMITH
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WORDS RELATED TO EMBARRASSING

  • abashing
  • abashment
  • addling
  • agitation
  • befuddlement
  • befuddling
  • bemusement
  • bewilderment
  • blurring
  • chagrin
  • cluttering
  • commotion
  • confounding
  • demoralization
  • disarranging
  • discomfiting
  • discomfiture
  • disorientation
  • distraction
  • disturbing
  • dither
  • dumbfounding
  • embarrassing
  • embarrassment
  • flap
  • fluster
  • lather
  • mixup mystification
  • obscuring
  • perplexing
  • perplexity
  • perturbation
  • pother
  • puzzlement
  • stew
  • stirring up
  • tumult
  • turbulence
  • turmoil
  • unsettling
  • upsetting
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