embarrassing embarrassing  /ɪm ˈbɛ rə sɪŋ/


  1. (adj) hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment
  2. (adj) causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation


  • It was one of the Justice Department's most embarrassing legal setbacks since 911.


  1. Joan Rivers: 15 Tributes From Bill Maher, Kathy Griffin, Sarah Silverman and More

    From embarrassing phone calls to raucous Passover seders, stars recall their most riotous moments with the outrageous comedienne. read more        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter

  2. Isco slams UEFA treatment of Malaga

    The 21-year-old has accused European football's governing body of "embarrassing" double-standards after the Liga side's ban from continental competition was upheld.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Goal.com via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Packers go back to school to learn how to defend the read-option

    It was one of the more embarrassing defeats in the long history of the Green Bay Packers organization. When the Pack matched up against the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round of the 2012 playoffs, and 49ers quarterback Colin … Continue reading ?
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Shutdown Corner via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "My response to that [allegation] is, 'Yes I have.' Would it be embarrassing if it were made public? Perhaps it would," Letterman said.
    on Oct 1, 2009 By: David Letterman Source: ABC News

  2. "I share the outrage that people have," Paulson said. "It's embarrassing to look at this. I think it's embarrassing to the United States of America. There is a lot of blame to go around."
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Henry Paulson Source: ABC News

  3. "I made a grave mistake," said Washington, who offered his resignation last July. "I brought shame to my family. I hurt a lot of people. I hurt myself. If I could take it back, I would. It's embarrassing. But I'm not going to hide. I'm going...
    on Mar 17, 2010 By: Ron Washington Source: USA Today

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