Perplexing vs Embarrassing - What's the difference?

perplexing | embarrassing |


As adjectives the difference between perplexing and embarrassing

is that perplexing is confusing or puzzling while embarrassing is causing embarrassment; makes you feel shy or ashamed; leading to a feeling of uncomfortable self-consciousness.

As verbs the difference between perplexing and embarrassing

is that perplexing is while embarrassing is .

As a noun embarrassing is

the action of the verb to embarrass .

perplexing

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • confusing or puzzling
  • bewildering
  • Verb

    (head)
  • embarrassing

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The action of the verb to embarrass .
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Causing embarrassment; makes you feel shy or ashamed; leading to a feeling of uncomfortable self-consciousness.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=20 citation , passage=The story struck the depressingly familiar note with which true stories ring in the tried ears of experienced policemen. No one queried it. It was in the classic pattern of human weakness, mean and embarrassing and sad.}}

    Synonyms

    * awkward

    Derived terms

    * embarrassingly