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Ashamed vs. Embarrassed

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Ashamedadjective

Feeling shame or guilt.

Embarrassedadjective

Having a feeling of shameful discomfort.

‘After returning from the pool, Aleshia felt significantly better, though she was still slightly embarrassed.’;

Ashamedverb

simple past tense and past participle of ashame

Embarrassedadjective

(archaic) Impeded; obstructed.

Ashamedadjective

Affected by shame; abashed or confused by guilt, or a conviction or consciousness of some wrong action or impropriety.

‘All that forsake thee shall be ashamed.’; ‘I began to be ashamed of sitting idle.’; ‘Enough to make us ashamed of our species.’; ‘An ashamed person can hardly endure to meet the gaze of those present.’;

Embarrassedverb

simple past tense and past participle of embarrass

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Ashamedadjective

used of persons; feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse;

‘are you ashamed for having lied?’; ‘felt ashamed of my torn coat’;

Embarrassed

feeling uneasily or unpleasantly self-conscious due to some event or circumstance; as, she was embarrassed by her child's tantrums.

Embarrassed

feeling inferior or unworthy and hence unpleasantly self-conscious; as, too embarrassed to say hello to his drunken father on the street.

Embarrassedadjective

feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious;

‘felt abashed at the extravagant praise’; ‘chagrined at the poor sales of his book’; ‘was embarrassed by her child's tantrums’;

Embarrassedadjective

caused to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable;

‘was discomfited by the personal questions’; ‘the child felt embarrassed by the attention of the adults’;

Embarrassedadjective

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’;

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