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em·bar·rass·ment

 (ĕm-băr′əs-mənt)
n.
1. The act or an instance of embarrassing: His embarrassment of the guests ended the party.
2. The state of being embarrassed: My face turned red with embarrassment.
3. A source or cause of being embarrassed: Your display of rudeness was an embarrassment to me.
4. An overabundance: an embarrassment of choices at a buffet dinner; an embarrassment of riches.
5. Financial difficulty: fell into financial embarrassment.

embarrassment

(ɪmˈbærəsmənt)
n
1. the state of being embarrassed
2. something that embarrasses
3. a financial predicament
4. an excessive amount; superfluity

em•bar•rass•ment

(ɛmˈbær əs mənt)

n.
1. the state of being embarrassed; discomposure.
2. an act of embarrassing.
3. one that embarrasses.
4. an excess: an embarrassment of riches.
5. financial difficulty.
6. Med. impairment of functioning associated with disease: respiratory embarrassment.
[1670–80; < French]
syn: See shame.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.embarrassment - the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made publicembarrassment - the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
shame - a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt
self-consciousness, uncomfortableness, uneasiness - embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of you
shamefacedness, sheepishness - feeling embarrassed about yourself
chagrin, mortification, humiliation - strong feelings of embarrassment
discombobulation, confusion - a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused
abashment, bashfulness - feeling embarrassed due to modesty
2.embarrassment - the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy); "he is currently suffering financial embarrassments"
emotional state, spirit - the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection); "his emotional state depended on her opinion"; "he was in good spirits"; "his spirit rose"
3.embarrassment - some event that causes someone to be embarrassed; "the outcome of the vote was an embarrassment for the liberals"
trouble - an event causing distress or pain; "what is the trouble?"; "heart trouble"
disembarrassment - something that extricates you from embarrassment
4.embarrassment - extreme excessembarrassment - extreme excess; "an embarrassment of riches"
excessiveness, inordinateness, excess - immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
redundance, redundancy - the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded; "the use of industrial robots created redundancy among workers"

embarrassment

noun
1. shame, distress, showing up (informal), humiliation, discomfort, unease, chagrin, self-consciousness, awkwardness, mortification, discomfiture, bashfulness, discomposure We apologise for any embarrassment this statement may have caused.
2. problem, difficulty, nuisance, source of trouble, thorn in your flesh The poverty figures were an embarrassment to the president.
3. predicament, problem, difficulty (informal), mess, jam (informal), plight, scrape (informal), pickle (informal) He is in a state of temporary financial embarrassment.
an embarrassment of riches
1. overabundance, excess, surplus, glut, profusion, surfeit, superabundance, superfluity The art gallery has an embarrassment of riches, with nowhere to put most of them.

embarrassment

noun
1. Self-conscious distress:
2. A condition of going or being beyond what is needed, desired, or appropriate:
Translations
إرْباك، إحْراج، إعاقَه
flovhedforlegenhed
òaî aî koma í vanda; vandræîi
sramotatežavazadrega
utanma

embarrassment

[ɪmˈbærəsmənt] N
1. (= state) → vergüenza f, pena f (LAm)
I am in a state of some embarrassmentmi situación es algo delicada
financial embarrassmentdificultades fpl económicas
to have an embarrassment of richestener mucho donde elegir
2. (= cause) → molestia f, vergüenza f
you are an embarrassment to useres un estorbo para nosotros

embarrassment

[ɪmˈbærəsmənt] n
(= feeling of shame) → gêne f, embarras m
embarrassment about sth → gêne vis-à-vis de qch
to his embarrassment → à son grand embarras
(= embarrassing event, situation) → embarras m (= embarrassing person) → honte f
to be an embarrassment to sb [event, situation] → mettre qn dans l'embarras; [person] → faire honte à qn
(= superfluity) → embarras m
an embarrassment of riches → l'embarras du choix

embarrassment

nVerlegenheit f; (through generosity also) → Beschämung f; to cause embarrassment to somebodyjdn in Verlegenheit bringen, jdn verlegen machen; to be a constant source of embarrassment to somebodyjdn ständig in Verlegenheit bringen; to my great embarrassment she …sie …, was mir sehr peinlich war; she’s an embarrassment to her familysie blamiert die ganze Familie (inf); financial embarrassmentfinanzielle Verlegenheit; an embarrassment of richesein verwirrender Reichtum

embarrassment

[ɪmˈbærəsmənt] nimbarazzo
to be an embarrassment to sb → essere fonte d'imbarazzo per qn
financial embarrassments → difficoltà fpl economiche

embarrass

(imˈbӕrəs) verb
1. to cause to feel uneasy or self-conscious. She was embarrassed by his praise.
2. to involve in (especially financial) difficulties. embarrassed by debts.
emˈbarrassment noun
emˈbarrassed adjective
He was embarrassed when the teacher asked him to read his essay to the class.
emˈbarrassing adjective
an embarrassing question.

embarrassment

n vergüenza
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