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Making you feel ashamed or embarrassed - thesaurus

Synonyms

embarrassing

adjective

making you feel nervous, ashamed, or stupid

humiliating

adjective

making you feel very embarrassed and ashamed

painful

adjective

making you feel upset, ashamed, or unhappy

awkward

adjective

difficult to deal with and embarrassing

unfortunate

adjective

slightly embarrassing or offensive

embarrassed

adjective

making you feel uncomfortable because you do not know what to say or do

shameful

adjective

so bad that you feel ashamed of it

undignified

adjective

embarrassing or silly, in a way that will make people not respect you

ignominious

adjective

formal very embarrassing, especially because of making you seem very unsuccessful or unimportant

unseemly

adjective

formal unseemly behaviour is embarrassing or upsets people because it is not suitable in a particular situation

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close to home

a remark or joke that is close to home makes you embarrassed or upset because it is closely related to your personal problems

cringe-making

adjective

Britishinformal something that is cringe-making makes you feel embarrassed or ashamed

dread

adjective

old-fashioned dreaded

dreaded

adjective

humorous used about someone or something that annoys you or makes you embarrassed

guilty

adjective

a guilty fact is one that you feel guilty about

ignoble

adjective

formal an ignoble feeling or action is not good and should make you feel ashamed

inglorious

adjective

literary making you feel ashamed

mortifying

adjective

extremely embarrassing

on your conscience

causing you to feel guilty

painful

adjective

informal done so badly that you feel embarrassed

toe-curling

adjective

informal very embarrassing

you can’t take someone anywhere

used for saying that someone is behaving in a way that makes you embarrassed

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