hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment;
"awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion"
"an awkward pause followed his remark"
"a sticky question"
"in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign"
causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation;
"the embarrassing moment when she found her petticoat down around her ankles"
"it was mortifying to know he had heard every word"
- It's sort of embarrassing.
- I don't like making speeches in public; it's so embarrassing.
- He laughed off an embarrassing situation.
- embarrass 使窘迫