Use the adjective embarrassing to describe something that is shameful or humiliating. You probably have a few embarrassing stories that you'd rather not remember, but your siblings are always happy to bring them up at holidays.

It's really embarrassing how many people misspell embarrassing. The word has two r's and two s's but you might forget and leave one of them out. Imagine how embarrassing it would be if you were winning the third grade spelling bee and got the word embarrassing wrong. You know everyone would be talking about it. How embarrassing!

Definitions of embarrassing

adj causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation

“the embarrassing moment when she found her petticoat down around her ankles”
disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings

adj hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment

awkward, sticky, unenviable
difficult, hard
not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

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