Feeling called into question, I took the chance to express my rage, but without exaggerating – also not to embarrass Marco, who was courting me, and I had understood that from the first moment.
It’s a common way of trying to embarrass other people.
“Why,” responded Fix, somewhat embarrassed, “I don’t know! Perhaps it is that…”
And how did she respond? asked the count, somewhat embarrassed.
“I am afraid,” said the clerk, looking rather embarrassed, “that we do not have what you ask.”
Mr Fogg let him go on without saying a word. Passepartout, all embarrassed, kept repeating that “it was not worth the trouble of telling.”
Newick looks after that for me, he muttered, as he played with his grey moustache and gazed at the little boy with an embarrassed look.
At times, she seemed embarrassed and even overwhelmed by the position in which she had placed herself.
Never had anything so embarrassing ever happened to him, and he thought that it might also become a little embarrassing for his old friend.
hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment: unenviable, awkward, hard, sticky, difficult
causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation: mortifying, unpleasant