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adjective embarrassing pronunciation in British English /ɪmˈbærəsɪŋ/

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  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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