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Embarassed vs. Embarrassed: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on October 30, 2023
"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

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Key Differences

Recall double "r" and double "s" - just like "necessary" has one "c" and two "s".
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Think of "em-BAR-assed", emphasizing the bar in the middle.
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Associate "red" with the blushing of someone embarrassed.
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Remember: "It's a big mistake, so it has big letters: two Rs and two Ss."
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Connect with the feeling: being so embarrassed you stutter, hence the repeated letters.
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Embarassed and Embarrassed Definitions

Embarassed

Embarassed is an incorrect spelling of Embarrassed.
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Embarrassed

Feeling self-conscious or awkward.
She was embarrassed about her mistake.
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Embarrassed

Exhibiting a lack of self-confidence or assurance.
His embarrassed smile gave away his nervousness.
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Embarrassed

Ashamed or flustered due to self-awareness or scrutiny.
He looked embarrassed when his voice cracked.
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Embarrassed

Feeling discomfort due to a situation or act.
She was embarrassed to ask for help.
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Embarrassed

To cause to feel self-conscious or ill at ease; disconcert
Meeting adults embarrassed the shy child.
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Embarrassed

To hinder with obstacles or difficulties; impede
"an ambitious raid meant to embarrass his supply line by burning the bridges" (William Marvel).
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Embarrassed

(Archaic) To involve in or hamper with financial difficulties
The company was embarrassed and had to mortgage its properties.
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Embarrassed

Having a feeling of shameful discomfort.
After returning from the pool, Aleshia felt significantly better, though she was still slightly embarrassed.
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Embarrassed

(archaic) Impeded; obstructed.
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Embarrassed

Simple past tense and past participle of embarrass
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Embarrassed

Feeling uneasily or unpleasantly self-conscious due to some event or circumstance; as, she was embarrassed by her child's tantrums.
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Embarrassed

Feeling inferior or unworthy and hence unpleasantly self-conscious; as, too embarrassed to say hello to his drunken father on the street.
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Embarrassed

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
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Embarrassed

Caused to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable;
Was discomfited by the personal questions
The child felt embarrassed by the attention of the adults
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Embarrassed

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
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Embarrassed

Made uneasy by unexpected attention.
I was embarrassed to be the only one in costume.
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FAQs

What is the verb form of Embarrassed?

Embarrass.
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What is the root word of Embarrassed?

Embarrass.
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What is the singular form of Embarrassed?

Embarrassed (It's an adjective and doesn't have plural or singular in the traditional sense).
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What is the plural form of Embarrassed?

N/A. Adjectives in English don't change form between singular and plural.
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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.
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Which vowel is used before Embarrassed?

The vowel depends on the context, but often "an" as in "an embarrassed look".
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Which article is used with Embarrassed?

"An" as in "an embarrassed person".
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Is Embarrassed an adverb?

No.
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What is the pronunciation of Embarrassed?

/ɪmˈbærəst/
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Which preposition is used with Embarrassed?

"By" as in "embarrassed by".
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Is Embarrassed an abstract noun?

No, it's an adjective.
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Is Embarrassed a negative or positive word?

Negative.
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Is Embarrassed a countable noun?

It's not a noun.
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What is a stressed syllable in Embarrassed?

The second syllable, "bar".
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What part of speech is Embarrassed?

Adjective.
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What is the opposite of Embarrassed?

Confident.
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Which conjunction is used with Embarrassed?

No specific conjunction is solely used with "embarrassed."
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Is Embarrassed a noun or adjective?

Adjective.
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Which determiner is used with Embarrassed?

A determiner like "the" or "an" can be used, depending on context.
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What is the third form of Embarrassed?

Embarrassed.
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Is Embarrassed a vowel or consonant?

"Embarrassed" is a word, not a letter, and contains both vowels and consonants.
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How do we divide Embarrassed into syllables?

Em-bar-rassed.
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How is Embarrassed used in a sentence?

"He was embarrassed when he realized he had forgotten her name."
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Is Embarrassed a collective noun?

No.
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Is the Embarrassed term a metaphor?

No.
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How many syllables are in Embarrassed?

three syllables.
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Is the word Embarrassed imperative?

No.
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What is another term for Embarrassed?

Ashamed.
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What is the first form of Embarrassed?

Embarrass.
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What is the second form of Embarrassed?

Embarrassed.
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