embarrassment


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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
References in classic literature ?
From San Francisco," replied the Woman, with embarrassment, as great beads of perspiration spangled her spiritual brow.
Knowing what we know, it is not to be concealed that this circumstance threatens us with more embarrassment, and perhaps with more distress.
She immediately answered, without any embarrassment, that he had been kind enough to call on her on Monday; but she believed he had already returned home, which I was very far from crediting.
He made no reply; his complexion changed and all his embarrassment returned; but as if, on catching the eye of the young lady with whom he had been previously talking, he felt the necessity of instant exertion, he recovered himself again, and after saying, "Yes, I had the pleasure of receiving the information of your arrival in town, which you were so good as to send me," turned hastily away with a slight bow and joined his friend.
Rose looked at him with an embarrassment that made him angry with Philip.
At the same time, her quickness of apprehension warned her not to risk encouraging this persistent lover, by betraying any embarrassment on her side.
FEELING the embarrassment of the moment most painfully on her side, Mrs.
Yet every time he looked at her, and her eyes met his, he felt painful embarrassment, and would have looked away had not her eyes dropped so quickly.
Her embarrassment took stronger and stronger hold upon her; she got to snapping the lid of her smelling-bottle--it made a loud, sharp sound, but in her trouble she snapped and snapped away, unconscious of what she was doing.
Her uncle and aunt were all amazement; and the embarrassment of her manner as she spoke, joined to the circumstance itself, and many of the circumstances of the preceding day, opened to them a new idea on the business.
I would not relieve her embarrassment, and negligently turned over the leaves of a book.
Henry Tilney," with the embarrassment of real sensibility began to apologize for his appearance there, acknowledging that after what had passed he had little right to expect a welcome at Fullerton, and stating his impatience to be assured of Miss Morland's having reached her home in safety, as the cause of his intrusion.