embarrassed etymology

English word embarrassed comes from English embarrass, English -ed

Detailed word origin of embarrassed

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
embarrass English (eng) (transitive) To hinder from liberty of movement; to impede; to obstruct.. (transitive) To involve in difficulties concerning money matters; to encumber with debt; to beset with urgent claims or demands.. (transitive) to humiliate; to disrupt somebody's composure or comfort with acting publicly or freely; to disconcert; to abash.
-ed English (eng) Used to form past participles of (regular) verbs. See -en and -t for variants. Used to form past tenses of (regular) verbs. In linguistics, it is used for the base form of any past form. See -t for a variant. Used to form adjectives from nouns, in the sense of having the object represented by the noun.. As an extension of the above, when used along with an adjective preceding the noun, [...]
embarrassed English (eng) (archaic) Impeded; obstructed.. Having a feeling of shameful discomfort.

Words with the same origin as embarrassed

Descendants of -ed
accepted accused armed beloved betrayed bored buried cute experienced feed felt figured headed informed landed needed placed retired scared stopped talented transferred turned wanted