If you describe information or a situation as compromising, you mean that it reveals an embarrassing or guilty secret about someone.

How had this compromising picture come into the possession of the press?

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  • compromising — index calumnious, contemptuous, disgraceful, intermediate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • compromising — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ revealing an embarrassing or incriminating secret …   English terms dictionary

  • compromising — com|pro|mis|ing [ˈkɔmprəmaızıŋ US ˈka:m ] adj proving that you have done something morally wrong or embarrassing, or making it seem as if you have done so compromising position/situation ▪ The doctor was found in a compromising position with a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • compromising — adjective making it seem or proving that you have done something morally wrong or embarrassing: compromising situation/position etc: The magazine had shown him in a compromising position with his political researcher. | compromising… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • compromising — adjective 1. making or willing to make concessions (Freq. 1) loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet • Syn: ↑conciliatory, ↑flexible • Ant: ↑uncompromising • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Compromising — Compromise Com pro*mise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Compromised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Compromising}.] [From {Compromise}, n.; cf. {Compromit}.] 1. To bind by mutual agreement; to agree. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Laban and himself were compromised That all the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compromising — adj. Compromising is used with these nouns: ↑situation …   Collocations dictionary

  • compromising — un·compromising; …   English syllables

  • compromising — adjective a) Willing or able to compromise b) vulnerable to suspicion …   Wiktionary

  • compromising — com|pro|mis|ing [ kamprə,maızıŋ ] adjective likely to damage your good reputation …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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