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1. embarrass

verb. ['ɪmˈbɛrəs'] cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious.

Synonyms

  • confuse
  • abash
  • flurry
  • put off
  • untune
  • upset
  • disconcert
  • discompose

Antonyms

  • free
  • show
  • refrain
  • let

Etymology

  • embarrasser (French)
  • embarazar (Spanish)

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How to spell embarrass? Is it embarras? Or embarass? Common misspellings are:

  • embarras
  • embarass

Example sentences of the word embarrass


1. Verb, base form
Choose a name that is not going to embarrass you when you use it in public.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Never embarrass an attendee during a meeting.

3. Verb, past tense
You can either spare his feelings and endure the smell or let him know and potentially embarrass him.

Quotes containing the word embarrass


1. It doesn't matter if they hate you, or embarrass you, or simply don't appreciate your genius for inventing the internet-""You invented the internet?"It was my idea, Martha said.Rats are delicious, George said."It was my idea!"Hermes said. "I mean the internet, not the rats. But that's not the point.
- Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters

2. Of course, everyone's parents are embarrassing. It goes with the territory. The nature of parents is to embarrass merely by existing, just as it is the nature of children of a certain age to cringe with embarrassment, shame, and mortification should their parents so much as speak to them on the street.
- Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

3. You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarrass the guilty.
- Jessica Mitford

2. embarrass

verb. ['ɪmˈbɛrəs'] hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of.

Synonyms

  • stymie
  • forestall
  • hinder
  • foreclose
  • block
  • forbid
  • bottleneck
  • check
  • stonewall
  • blockade
  • hang
  • filibuster
  • preclude
  • stymy
  • prevent

Antonyms

  • anterior
  • natural object
  • unstuff
  • bring to

Etymology

  • embarrasser (French)
  • embarazar (Spanish)
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