In 1998, Ventura was elected governor of Minnesota, embarrassing a state that previously had nothing much to be embarrassed about.
Suddenly, for the first time, I was embarrassed to be among the ignorant when it came to Twilight.
We all make mistakes in dating that leave us completely ashamed or embarrassed in the aftermath.
Additionally, the former Iraqi army was concerned and embarrassed by its history with the Iraqi people.
The group that shook down Aqua-Sun came from outside the area, says El-Gharbawy, and the local families are angry and embarrassed.
Then Jory, embarrassed and stammering, in his turn flew into a rage.
"Well, I'll tell you," said Andrew, and he smiled in an embarrassed manner.
The overseer cast a fierce but embarrassed look at the Creole.
However, he was not embarrassed; it took a great deal to embarrass him.
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.