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adjective     embarrassing pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    making you feel nervous, ashamed, or stupid

    The situation was most embarrassing.

    I wish he wouldn’t ask such embarrassing questions.

    1. a.
      used for describing something that is very bad

      This performance was embarrassing.

  2. 2
    causing problems for someone, especially an organization or politician

    a scandal that could prove embarrassing for the government

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