embarrass


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Synonyms for embarrass

shame

Synonyms for embarrass

to cause (a person) to be self-consciously distressed

to make complex, intricate, or perplexing

Synonyms for embarrass

References in classic literature ?
It is obvious that there was much in the commonly received account of Strickland's life to embarrass a respectable family.
Master Claude," resumed Gossip Tourangeau, after a silence, "You embarrass me greatly.
Let us avoid offers of assistance, which would embarrass us.
When they have served their purpose they remain not to embarrass their masters by their presence.
John Hay, who did not know me except as a young Westerner who had written poems in the Atlantic Monthly, asked me how I would like Venice, and promised that they would have the salary put up to a thousand a year, under the new law to embarrass privateers.
It gave one a feeling of newness that was almost embarrassing, although it didn't seem to embarrass our appetites.
It often seemed to Virginia when she caught her father's eyes upon her that there was a gleam of dislike in them, as though he would have been glad to have been rid of her that she might not in any way embarrass or interfere with his work.
Perhaps an extra visitor might embarrass your brother.
I am not bold enough to deny it," he answered, "but do not be afraid that I shall embarrass you with a declaration.
You could only embarrass me and get yourself tangled up.
My curiosity shall never embarrass you again," she answered warmly.
Emily remained true to her resolution not to let her curiosity embarrass Alban again.
According to Life and Style magazine, Kendall asked her mother to act her age and not embarrass her during a Soul Cycle session where she got disturbed by Kris' enthusiasm during the class.
Summary: Farmers in an eastern Indian state have asked their unmarried daughters to plow parched fields naked in a bid to embarrass the weather gods to bring some badly needed monsoon rain, officials said on