compromising

Something that's compromising makes you vulnerable to being embarrassed or incriminated in some way. If your teacher knows compromising information about you, you might want to ask someone else to write your college recommendation letter.

It's common for the adjective compromising to describe the noun situation. If your neighbor gets hit with a water balloon and looks up to see you leaning out of your window with another balloon in your hand, that's a compromising situation for you — it makes you look suspicious. Another way to use compromising is to mean "willing to compromise." It would be compromising of you to agree on pizza for dinner, even though you had your heart set on lasagna.

Primary Meanings of compromising

1.
adj
making or willing to make concessions
2.
adj
vulnerable to danger especially of discredit or suspicion
Full Definitions of compromising
1

adj making or willing to make concessions

“loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet”
Synonyms:
conciliatory, flexible
yielding
tending to give in or surrender or agree
Antonyms:
inflexible, sturdy, uncompromising
not making concessions
hard-line, hardline
firm and uncompromising
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2

adj vulnerable to danger especially of discredit or suspicion

“she found herself in a compromising situation”
Synonyms:
vulnerable
susceptible to attack

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