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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.

Critics believe the elections were postponed because the pro-Beijing government fears an embarrassing groundswell of support for pro-democracy councillors.

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That it was just embarrassing on the world stage for the Soviet Union.

“I can see her point of view now, but to a pre-teen it was embarrassing,” said Richmond.

The crowds booed and jeered as the embarrassing scene played out in front of them.

Think of the embarrassing subway platform or mid-office “adjustment” debacles you could avoid!

And with that great hope and excitement comes crippling, embarrassing disappointment.

But until voters demand it, politicians will continue to ignore an embarrassing system.

Lots of people find embarrassing record collections mildewing in their attics.

The subject is made more embarrassing because of its—er, rather personal nature.

To be either too much, or too little dressed at such times is embarrassing.

The follies of youth have a basis in sound reason, just as much as the embarrassing questions put by babes and sucklings.

A faintly embarrassing situation this, even for an ancestor of the elusive Pimpernel.

Dont tease me, she said, so quietly that an embarrassing silence fell between them.


On this page you'll find 62 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to embarrassing, such as: awkward, confusing, difficult, disconcerting, distressing, and disturbing.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.