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adjective British English pronunciation: embarrassed /ɪmˈbærəst/
 

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  1. ashamed of something and worried about what other people will think of you

    I've never felt so embarrassed in my entire life.

    embarrassed by:

    Laura did not like to admit that she was embarrassed by her sister.

    embarrassed about:

    He was embarrassed about the nature of his illness.

    too embarrassed to do something:

    They were too embarrassed to ask someone to help.

 

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