Top Definition
Empathetic embarrassment felt for the sake of another who is incapable of shame or unaware that they should feel shame.
Seeing that guy dance sets my proxy embarrassment off.

Whenever Glenn Beck has a freakout on TV, I feel proxy embarrassment.

Even though she tries hard, I can't listen to her singing without it setting off my proxy embarrassment.
by BElling February 24, 2010

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