1. feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious (Freq. 1)

felt abashed at the extravagant praise


chagrined at the poor sales of his book


was embarrassed by her child's tantrums

Syn: ↑abashed, ↑chagrined
Similar to: ↑discomposed
2. made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride

too embarrassed to say hello to his drunken father on the street


humiliated that his wife had to go out to work


felt mortified by the comparison with her sister

Syn: ↑humiliated, ↑mortified
Similar to: ↑ashamed

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