embarrassing

перевод зависит от контекста, и в нем могут использоваться такие слова, как "конфуз", "стыд", "скандал", "неприятное", "вызывающее недоумение", "унизительное"

1. Public disclosure of murky events, however embarrassing, is essential (Tony Barber). — Совершенно необходимо, чтобы общество получало информацию, пусть даже самую неприятную, о разного рода "темных делах".

2. After sacking virtually every liberal remaining in the cabinet, announcing the budgetary decrees that promise an end to the policy of fiscal austerity and crushing a terrorist attack in Dagestan with an embarrassing show of brutality, Yeltsin could hardly feel certain of Washington's reaction (Moscow Times). — Уволив практически всех еще остававшихся в правительстве либералов, издав несовместимые с политикой жесткой экономии указы по бюджетным вопросам и подавив с вызывающей жестокостью террористическое нападение в Дагестане, Ельцин уже вряд ли может быть уверен в том, какой будет реакция Вашингтона.

3. Even now, Conde Nast's profit margins are embarrassingly small (Fortune). — Прибыльность Конде Наст и сейчас остается неприлично низкой.

4. The CIA's Directorate of Operations... has drawn criticism and punishment for past failures, including the cases of confessed spy Aldrich Ames and embarrassing operations in Guatemala and France (Washington Post). — Оперативное Управление ЦРУ подверглось критике и было наказано за имевшие место провалы, в том числе в историях с признавшимся в шпионаже Олдриче Эймсе и со скандальными операциями в Гватемале и Франции.

5. Take the embarrassing circumstances of Mrs. Albright's address last Friday on Palestinian state radio, which was voiced over by an interpretation of uncertain quality (Wall Street Journal). — Вспомним, каким конфузом обернулось выступление г-жи Олбрайт по палестинскому государственному радио: его синхронный перевод был сомнительного качества.

6. Clinton's being dragged through plenty right now... To have your personal life put on display like that is embarrassing (USA Today). — Клинтону сейчас несладко... Когда вашу личную жизнь полощут на глазах у всех, это унизительно.


The English annotation is below. (English-Russian). 2003.

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  • embarrassing — adj. 1. hard to deal with; as, greeted with an embarrassing silence. Syn: awkward, disconcerting, off putting, sticky, tight, unenviable. [WordNet 1.5] 2. causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation. Syn: mortifying, shame making. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embarrassing — [adj] humiliating, shaming awkward, bewildering, compromising, confusing, delicate, difficult, disagreeable, discomfiting, discommoding, discommodious, disconcerting, distracting, distressing, disturbing, equivocal, exasperating, impossible,… …   New thesaurus

  • embarrassing — adj. 1) embarrassing to + inf. (it was embarrassing to fail the exam) 2) embarrassing that + clause (it s embarrassing that our streets are so dirty) * * * [ɪm bærəsɪŋ] embarrassing to + inf. (it was embarrassing to fail the exam) embarrassing… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • embarrassing — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove, sound ▪ become, get ▪ make sth ▪ My mother s presence made the situation even more embarrassing …   Collocations dictionary

  • embarrassing — [[t]ɪmbæ̱rəsɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is embarrassing makes you feel shy or ashamed. That was an embarrassing situation for me... Men find it embarrassing to be honest. Syn: uncomfortable, awkward Derived words: embarrassingly ADV… …   English dictionary

  • embarrassing */ — UK [ɪmˈbærəsɪŋ] / US [ɪmˈberəsɪŋ] adjective 1) a) making you feel nervous, ashamed, or stupid The situation was most embarrassing. I wish he wouldn t ask such embarrassing questions. b) used for describing something that is very bad This… …   English dictionary

  • embarrassing — em|bar|ras|sing [ımˈbærəsıŋ] adj making you feel ashamed, nervous, or uncomfortable ▪ She asked a lot of embarrassing questions . ▪ an embarrassing situation embarrassing for ▪ This incident is deeply embarrassing for the government.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • embarrassing — em|bar|rass|ing [ ım berəsıŋ ] adjective * 1. ) making you feel nervous, ashamed, or stupid: The situation was most embarrassing. I wish he wouldn t ask such embarrassing questions. a ) used for describing something that is very bad: This… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • embarrassing — adjective 1. hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment (Freq. 3) 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Embarrassing — Embarrass Em*bar rass ([e^]m*b[a^]r ras), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embarrassed} ([e^]m*b[a^]r rast); p. pr. & vb. n. {Embarrassing}.] [F. embarrasser (cf. Sp. embarazar, Pg. embara[,c]ar, Pr. barras bar); pref. em (L. in) + LL. barra bar. See {Bar}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embarrassing — adjective making you feel ashamed, nervous, or uncomfortable: The firm wants to avoid any embarrassing questions about its finances. embarrassingly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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