embarrass

  • 1 Embarrass — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Embarrass (Illinois) Embarrass (Minnesota) Embarrass (Wisconsin) Embarrass Township (Illinois) Embarrass Township (Minnesota) Fluss: Embarrass River (Minnesota) Embarrass River (Wisconsin) …

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  • 2 Embarrass — may refer to:* Embarrass, Wisconsin, United States * Embarrass Township, Edgar County, Illinois, United States * Embarrass Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota, United Statesee also* Embarras * Embarrass River * Embarrassment …

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  • 3 embarrass — embarrass, discomfit, abash, disconcert, rattle, faze mean to balk by confusing or confounding, but each word is capable of expressing precise and distinctive shades of meaning. Embarrass characteristically implies some influence which impedes… …

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  • 4 Embarrass — Em*bar rass ([e^]m*b[a^]r ras), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embarrassed} ([e^]m*b[a^]r rast); p. pr. & vb. n. {Embarrassing}.] [F. embarrasser (cf. Sp. embarazar, Pg. embara[,c]ar, Pr. barras bar); pref. em (L. in) + LL. barra bar. See {Bar}.] 1. To… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Embarrass — Embarrass, WI U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 399 Housing Units (2000): 164 Land area (2000): 1.203737 sq. miles (3.117664 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.003955 sq. miles (0.010243 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.207692 sq. miles… …

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  • 6 Embarrass, WI — U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 399 Housing Units (2000): 164 Land area (2000): 1.203737 sq. miles (3.117664 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.003955 sq. miles (0.010243 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.207692 sq. miles (3.127907 sq. km) FIPS …

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  • 7 Embarrass — Em*bar rass, n. [F. embarras. See {Embarrass}, v. t.] Embarrassment. [Obs.] Bp. Warburton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 embarrass — [em bar′əs, imbar′əs] vt. [Fr embarrasser, lit., to encumber, obstruct < Sp embarazar < It imbarrazzare < imbarrare, to bar, impede < in (L in ) + ML barra, BAR1] 1. to cause to feel self conscious, confused, and ill at ease;… …

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  • 9 embarrass — I verb abash, annoy, baffle, bedevil, beset, bewilder, bother, burden, cause confusion, cause discomfort, cause to feel ill at ease, chagrin, confuse, conturbare, discomfit, discomfort, discompose, disconcert, disquiet, distress, disturb,… …

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  • 10 embarrass — (v.) 1670s, perplex, throw into doubt, from Fr. embarrasser (16c.), lit. to block, from embarras obstacle, from It. imbarrazzo, from imbarrare to bar, from in into, upon (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + V.L. *barra bar. Meaning …

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  • 11 embarrass — embarrass, embarrassment are spelt with two rs and two s s …

    Modern English usage

  • 12 embarrass — [v] cause mental discomfort abash, agitate, annoy, bewilder, bother, bug, catch one short*, chagrin, confuse, discombobulate*, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, discountenance, distract, distress, disturb, dumbfound, faze, fluster, give a bad… …

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  • 13 embarrass — ► VERB 1) cause to feel awkward, self conscious, or ashamed. 2) (be embarrassed) be caused financial difficulties. DERIVATIVES embarrassed adjective embarrassing adjective embarrassment noun. ORIGIN French embarrasser, pr …

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  • 14 embarrass */ — UK [ɪmˈbærəs] / US [ɪmˈberəs] verb [transitive] Word forms embarrass : present tense I/you/we/they embarrass he/she/it embarrasses present participle embarrassing past tense embarrassed past participle embarrassed 1) to make someone feel nervous …

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  • 15 embarrass — verb Etymology: French embarrasser, from Spanish embarazar, from Portuguese embaraçar, from em (from Latin in ) + baraça noose Date: 1672 transitive verb 1. a. to place in doubt, perplexity, or difficulties b. to involve in financial difficulties …

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  • 16 embarrass — embarrassedly /em bar euhst lee, euh sid lee/, adv. embarrassingly, adv. /em bar euhs/, v.t. 1. to cause confusion and shame to; make uncomfortably self conscious; disconcert; abash: His bad table manners embarrassed her. 2. to make difficult or… …

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  • 17 embarrass — em|bar|rass [ımˈbærəs] v [T] [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: embarrasser, from Spanish embarazar, perhaps from Vulgar Latin barra bar ] 1.) to make someone feel ashamed, nervous, or uncomfortable, especially in front of other people ▪ He didn …

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  • 18 embarrass — em|bar|rass [ ım berəs ] verb transitive * 1. ) to make someone feel nervous, ashamed, or stupid in a social situation: It embarrassed me to have to give my opinion in public. 2. ) to cause problems for someone, especially an organization or… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 embarrass — [17] As in the case of embargo, the etymological meaning of embarrass is ‘put behind bars’. It comes ultimately from Italian imbarrare ‘surround with bars’, hence ‘impede’, a compound verb formed from the prefix in ‘in’ and Vulgar Latin *barra… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 embarrass — [[t]ɪmbæ̱rəs[/t]] embarrasses, embarrassing, embarrassed 1) VERB If something or someone embarrasses you, they make you feel shy or ashamed. [V n] His clumsiness embarrassed him... [it V n that] It embarrassed him that he had no idea of what was… …

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