One entry found for embarrass.
Main Entry: em·bar·rass
Function: verb 1: to cause to feel self-consciously confused or distressed <unexpected laughter embarrassed the speaker> 2: to restrict the movement of : HINDER, IMPEDE 3: to involve in financial difficulties - em·bar·rass·ing·ly /-bar--si-l/ adverb synonymsEMBARRASS, DISCONCERT, ABASH mean to make upset, uncomfortable, or confused in one's emotions. EMBARRASS suggests a feeling of uneasiness or discomfort <embarrassed to see my relatives in the audience>. DISCONCERT suggests emotional upset or confusion from a strong and direct source <street noises disconcert me during piano practice>. ABASH suggests a complete loss of self-control (as from feelings of guilt or inferiority) <was abashed by their haughty behavior>.