Synonyms of embarrassing in English:

embarrassing


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See UK English definition of embarrassing

See Spanish definition of embarazoso

adjective

1‘he was frightened of making an embarrassing mistake’

SYNONYMS
shaming, shameful, humiliating, mortifying, demeaning, degrading, ignominious
upsetting, disconcerting, discomfiting, discomposing, confusing, flustering, agitating, discountenancing, distressing
discreditable, dishonouring, disgraceful
informal blush-making, cringey

2‘there may be some embarrassing questions at the shareholders' meeting’

SYNONYMS
awkward, uncomfortable, difficult, tricky, delicate, sensitive, problematic, troublesome, thorny, knotty, vexatious, ticklish
compromising, humiliating
informal sticky, dicey, hairy, cringeworthy, cringe-making, cringey
British informal dodgy