Thesaurus / embarrassing

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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.
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.
Then Mrs. Dunn bethought herself of a way to make their exit less awkward and embarrassing.
CAP'N WARREN'S WARDSJOSEPH C. LINCOLN
The situation was most unusual and in some ways most embarrassing, also.
Again there was a pause—a decidedly unpleasant and embarrassing silence.
There he sat, and the conversation progressed in jerks and spirts, between pauses of embarrassing silence.
He snatched it without a word, and ate it ravenously, keeping his eye fixed upon me in the most embarrassing way.
DEAD MAN'S ROCKSIR ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH
I now felt that I must ask the advice of somebody in regard to this embarrassing and important affair.
THE HOUSE OF MARTHAFRANK R. STOCKTON

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