- 窘 [jiǒng]
- （穷困） in straitened circumstances; hard up:
He was rather hard up for a time. 他一度生活很窘。- （为难） awkward; embarrassed; ill at ease:
show signs of embarrassment; 露出窘态
He felt rather awkward in presence of ladies. 他在女士面前有些窘。
- （使为难） embarrass; disconcert:
be perplexed for an answer; 被窘住了
He embarrassed me with a difficult question. 他用难题来窘我。
Meeting adults embarrassed the shy child.
He could not hide his embarrassment.
There was an embarrassing silence after her indiscreet remark but she was able to laugh it off.
She was embarrassed when they asked her age.