1 ashamed, nervous, or uncomfortable in a social situation: I managed to spill water on one of the guests - I was so embarrassed! | an embarrassed smile
(+ about): At about the age of twelve, girls start feeling acutely embarrassed about changing their clothes in front of other people. —see shame 1
2 financially embarrassed having no money or having debts

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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