He said of the accused scamsters, “They disgraced themselves and embarrassed their families.”
The group that shook down Aqua-Sun came from outside the area, says El-Gharbawy, and the local families are angry and embarrassed.
At that moment I realized and responded no, I am not embarrassed because I did not lose my money.
S.M. never told anyone about what happened with Clash because “he always felt ashamed and embarrassed.”
I've never lied for anyone and I've never done anything that my parents would be embarrassed about.
Then Jory, embarrassed and stammering, in his turn flew into a rage.
He rose solemnly, took the hand of his reluctant and embarrassed second and wrung.
The overseer cast a fierce but embarrassed look at the Creole.
Captain Mayo became promptly silent, crestfallen, and embarrassed.
Jack turned aside and even in the dusk one could see she was embarrassed.
1670s, "perplex, throw into doubt," from French embarrasser (16c.), literally "to block," from embarras "obstacle," from Italian imbarrazzo, from imbarrare "to bar," from in- "into, upon" (see in- (2)) + Vulgar Latin *barra "bar."
Meaning "hamper, hinder" is from 1680s. Meaning "make (someone) feel awkward" first recorded 1828. Original sense preserved in embarras de richesse (1751), from French (1726): the condition of having more wealth than one knows what to do with. Related: Embarrassed; embarrassing; embarrassingly.