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Context MattersPlay
Embarrassing situations often happen in social settings where someone's behavior or mistakes are noticed by others. SlideHe found it embarrassing when his voice cracked loudly in the quiet library.
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Emotional ImpactPlay
The word 'embarrassing' conveys a feeling of discomfort and awkwardness that can affect self-esteem. SlideForgetting someone's name can be an embarrassing encounter.
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Public PerceptionPlay
Embarrassing moments often involve worry about how others view us, such as in performances or speeches. SlideMissing the goal in a penalty kick was embarrassing for the soccer player.