/ Im5bArEs; Im`bArEs/ v [Tn esp passive 尤用於被动语态] (a) cause (sb) to feel self-conscious, awkward or ashamed 使(某人)觉得不自然﹑ 忸怩﹑ 尴尬或害羞: I was embarrassed by his comments about my clothes. 他评论我的衣服使我很尴尬. * Are you trying to embarrass me? 你是想让我难堪吗? (b) cause mental discomfort or anxiety to (sb) 使(某人)不安或焦虑: embarrassed by lack of money 因缺钱而苦恼 * financially embarrassed 拮据.
> embarrassing adj: an embarrassing incident, question,mistake 令人困窘的事﹑ 问题﹑ 错误. embarrassinglyadv.
embarrassment n
(a) [U] embarrassing or being embarrassed 窘; 局促不安; 焦急; 忧患: He suffered much embarrassment in his youth. 他年轻时饱经忧患. (b) [C] person or thing that embarrasses 令人困窘﹑ 不安﹑ 焦虑的人或事物: He's an embarrassment to hisfamily. 他是家中叫人为难的人. * financial embarrassments财务困难.
(idm 习语) an embarrassment of `riches too many good things to do, choose from, etc 好东西太多而难以处理﹑ 难以选择等.