1. [ adjective ] feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious
Synonyms: abashed chagrined

"felt abashed at the extravagant praise" "chagrined at the poor sales of his book" "was embarrassed by her child's tantrums"

Related terms: discomposed
2. [ adjective ] caused to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable
Synonyms: discomfited

"was discomfited by the personal questions" "the child felt embarrassed by the attention of the adults"

Related terms: uncomfortable
3. [ adjective ] made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride
Synonyms: mortified humiliated

"too embarrassed to say hello to his drunken father on the street" "humiliated that his wife had to go out to work" "felt mortified by the comparison with her sister

Related terms: ashamed
Similar spelling:   embarrass