Embarassed vs. Embarrassed: What's the Difference?
"Embarassed" is an incorrect spelling. "Embarrassed" is correctly spelled and means feeling self-conscious or awkward.
Which is correct: Embarassed or Embarrassed
How to spell Embarrassed?
Embarassed is Incorrect
Embarrassed is Correct
Recall double "r" and double "s" - just like "necessary" has one "c" and two "s".
Think of "em-BAR-assed", emphasizing the bar in the middle.
Associate "red" with the blushing of someone embarrassed.
Remember: "It's a big mistake, so it has big letters: two Rs and two Ss."
Connect with the feeling: being so embarrassed you stutter, hence the repeated letters.
Embarassed and Embarrassed Definitions
Embarassed is an incorrect spelling of Embarrassed.
Feeling self-conscious or awkward.
She was embarrassed about her mistake.
Exhibiting a lack of self-confidence or assurance.
His embarrassed smile gave away his nervousness.
Ashamed or flustered due to self-awareness or scrutiny.
He looked embarrassed when his voice cracked.
Feeling discomfort due to a situation or act.
She was embarrassed to ask for help.
To cause to feel self-conscious or ill at ease; disconcert
Meeting adults embarrassed the shy child.
To hinder with obstacles or difficulties; impede
"an ambitious raid meant to embarrass his supply line by burning the bridges" (William Marvel).
(Archaic) To involve in or hamper with financial difficulties
The company was embarrassed and had to mortgage its properties.
Having a feeling of shameful discomfort.
After returning from the pool, Aleshia felt significantly better, though she was still slightly embarrassed.
(archaic) Impeded; obstructed.
Simple past tense and past participle of embarrass
Feeling uneasily or unpleasantly self-conscious due to some event or circumstance; as, she was embarrassed by her child's tantrums.
Feeling inferior or unworthy and hence unpleasantly self-conscious; as, too embarrassed to say hello to his drunken father on the street.
Feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious;
Felt abashed at the extravagant praise
Chagrined at the poor sales of his book
Was embarrassed by her child's tantrums
Caused to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable;
Was discomfited by the personal questions
The child felt embarrassed by the attention of the adults
Made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride;
Too embarrassed to say hello to his drunken father on the street
Humiliated that his wife had to go out to work
Felt mortified by the comparison with her sister
Made uneasy by unexpected attention.
I was embarrassed to be the only one in costume.
What is the verb form of Embarrassed?
What is the root word of Embarrassed?
What is the singular form of Embarrassed?
Embarrassed (It's an adjective and doesn't have plural or singular in the traditional sense).
What is the plural form of Embarrassed?
N/A. Adjectives in English don't change form between singular and plural.
Why is it called Embarrassed?
Derived from the French word "embarrasser", meaning to block or obstruct, it evolved to mean causing a feeling of self-consciousness.
Which vowel is used before Embarrassed?
The vowel depends on the context, but often "an" as in "an embarrassed look".
Which article is used with Embarrassed?
"An" as in "an embarrassed person".
Is Embarrassed an adverb?
What is the pronunciation of Embarrassed?
Which preposition is used with Embarrassed?
"By" as in "embarrassed by".
Is Embarrassed an abstract noun?
No, it's an adjective.
Is Embarrassed a negative or positive word?
Is Embarrassed a countable noun?
It's not a noun.
What is a stressed syllable in Embarrassed?
The second syllable, "bar".
What part of speech is Embarrassed?
What is the opposite of Embarrassed?
Which conjunction is used with Embarrassed?
No specific conjunction is solely used with "embarrassed."
Is Embarrassed a noun or adjective?
Which determiner is used with Embarrassed?
A determiner like "the" or "an" can be used, depending on context.
What is the third form of Embarrassed?
Is Embarrassed a vowel or consonant?
"Embarrassed" is a word, not a letter, and contains both vowels and consonants.
How do we divide Embarrassed into syllables?
How is Embarrassed used in a sentence?
"He was embarrassed when he realized he had forgotten her name."
Is Embarrassed a collective noun?
Is the Embarrassed term a metaphor?
How many syllables are in Embarrassed?
Is the word Embarrassed imperative?
What is another term for Embarrassed?
What is the first form of Embarrassed?
What is the second form of Embarrassed?
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