embarrass

The Correct spelling is: embarrass

Common misspellings of the word embarrass are:

How do you spell embarrass?. It is not embarass or even embarras for that matter!

  • tr.v., -rassed, -rass·ing, -rass·es.
    1. To cause to feel self-conscious or ill at ease; disconcert: Meeting adults embarrassed the shy child.
    2. To involve in or hamper with financial difficulties.
    3. To hinder with obstacles or difficulties; impede.
    4. To complicate.
    5. To interfere with (a bodily function) or impede the function of (a body part).

    [French embarrasser, to encumber, hamper, from Spanish embarazar, from Italian imbarazzare, from imbarazzo, obstacle, obstruction, from imbarrare, to block, bar : in-, in (from Latin; see en–1) + barra, bar (from Vulgar Latin *barra).]

    embarrassedly em·bar'rassed·ly adv.
    embarrassingly em·bar'rass·ing·ly adv.

    SYNONYMS  embarrass, abash, chagrin, discomfit, disconcert, faze, rattle. These verbs mean to cause someone to feel self-conscious and uneasy: were embarrassed by their child's tantrum; felt abashed at the extravagant praise; will be chagrined if my confident prediction fails; was discomfited by the sudden personal question; is disconcerted by sarcastic remarks; refuses to be fazed by your objections; isn't easily rattled before an audience.


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