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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
embarrass (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to place in doubt, , or difficulties - perplexity
b) to involve in financial difficulties
c) to cause to experience a state of distress - self-conscious bawdy stories embarrassed him
2.
a) to hamper the movement of
b) - hinder impede
3.
to make intricate - complicate
4.
intransitive verb
to impair the activity of (a bodily function) or the function of (a bodily part) - digestion embarrassed by overeating to become anxiously - self-conscious he embarrasses easily
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
embarrass (verb)
1.
to throw into a state of self-conscious distress
SYNONIMS:
abash, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, faze, fluster, mortify, nonplus, rattle
RELATED WORDS:
agitate, bother, chagrin, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturb, perturb, put off, put out, unhinge, unsettle, upset; debase, degrade, demean, humble, humiliate, queer, shame
NEAR ANTONYMS:
calm, comfort, console, relieve, soothe; buoy, cheer, embolden, encourage, hearten; assure, reassure
embarrass (verb)
2.
to create difficulty for the work or activity of
SYNONIMS:
clog, cramp, embarrass, encumber, fetter, handcuff, handicap, hinder, hobble, hog-tie, hold back, hold up, impede, inhibit, interfere (with), manacle, obstruct, shackle, short-circuit, stymie, tie up, trammel
RELATED WORDS:
balk, check, constrain, curb, rein, restrain; bind, chain, halter, leash, tether, tie; arrest, brake, delay, retain, retard; barricade, block, blockade, roadblock; bog (down), mire; choke, smother, stifle, strangle, suffocate; baffle, foil, frustrate, stump, thwart; derail, disrupt, sabotage; muzzle, repress, suppress; confine, hedge (in), hem (in)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
clear, make way, open, unclog, unplug, unstop; free, liberate, release, untie; loosen, smooth; encourage, further, promote
aid, assist, facilitate, help
embarrass (verb)
3.
to make complex or difficult
SYNONIMS:
complex, complexify, embarrass, entangle, perplex, sophisticate
RELATED WORDS:
develop, elaborate, expand; intensify, magnify; confound, confuse, mess (up), mix (up), muddle; snarl, tangle
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abbreviate, cut, shorten; ease, facilitate; disentangle, straighten (out), unravel, untangle; oversimplify
simplify, streamline
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