verb (embarrass, es)
- (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.
Etymology: embarrasser, to block, to obstruct, from embarazar, either from embaraíar, from em-Portuguese, em-, from im-Latin, im-, in + baraía, noose, rope, related to Celtic barr, tuft; or from imbarazzare, from imbarazzo, obstacle, obstruction, from imbarrare, to block, to bar, from im-Italian, im-, in + barraItalian, barra, bar, from Vulgar Latin barraVulgar Latin, barra, of unknown origin
- French: embarrasser
- Italian: imbarazzare
- Spanish: avergonzar
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