Definition of Embarrassingly

1. Adverb. Causing embarrassment. "The great man was embarrassingly humble and self-effacing"

Partainyms: Embarrassing

Definition of Embarrassingly

1. Adverb. In an embarrassing manner. ¹

2. Adverb. To the point of embarrassment; to an extreme or bewildering degree. ¹

3. Adverb. Causing embarrassment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Embarrassingly

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Embarrassingly

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embarkest
embarketh
embarking
embarkment
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embarks
embarrasing
embarred
embarring
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Literary usage of Embarrassingly

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1. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (1876)
"... now returning on an occasion embarrassingly new; and she was conscious of something furtive and awkward in her glance, which Sir Hugo must have noticed. ..."

2. George Eliot's Works by George Eliot (1894)
"... if others had acted differently), certain thoughts had rushed in, — thoughts often repeated within her, but now returning on an occasion embarrassingly ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"... mainly because the expressions therein complimentary to myself are embarrassingly numerous and emphatic. In view of this evidence those who contend that ..."

4. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1877)
"... and it must be said that for the past two or three years its rulings have been not only embarrassingly restrictive, but vacillating and inexplicable. ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"... mainly because the expressions therein complimentary to myself are embarrassingly numerous and emphatic. In view of this evidence those who ..."

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