Complete Definition of "embarrass"

English

Etymology
F. embarrasser, to block, to obstruct, from Sp. embarazar, either from Pg. embaraçar, from em-#Portuguese|em-, from L. im-#Latin|im-, in + baraça, noose, rope, related to Celtic barr, tuft; or from It. imbarazzare, from imbarazzo, obstacle, obstruction, from imbarrare, to block, to bar, from im-#Italian|im-, in + barra#Italian|barra, bar, from Vulgar Latin barra#Vulgar Latin|barra, of unknown origin

Pronunciation
IPA|/ɪmËbæɹÉs/, SAMPA|/Im"b{[email protected]/
audio|en-us-embarrass.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ærÉs|-ærÉs

Verb
en-verb|embarrass|es

  1. transitive to humiliate; to disrupt somebody's composure or comfort with acting publicly or freely; to disconcert; to abash

#:The crowd's laughter and jeers embarrassed him.

Synonyms
(humiliate): abash, discomfit, disconcert, humiliate, shame

Translations
Finnish: nolostuttaa
French: embarrasser
Italian: imbarazzare
Korean: ì°½í¼ ì£¼ë¤ chahng-pee joo-dah
Spanish: avergonzar

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