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 ?
somewhat daunted by this reception, Jo hesitated on the threshold, murmuring in much embarrassment.
You are too much indoors," she said, striving to relieve the embarrassment of the departure.
Grandmother murmured something in embarrassment, but the Bohemian woman laughed scornfully, a kind of whinny-laugh, and, catching up an empty coffee-pot from the shelf, shook it at us with a look positively vindictive.
I beg your pardon," offered Edna, in some embarrassment, for she should have remembered that Mademoiselle Reisz's avoidance of the water had furnished a theme for much pleasantry.
Whatever may be the truth, as respects the root and the genius of the Indian tongues, it is quite certain they are now so distinct in their words as to possess most of the disadvantages of strange languages; hence much of the embarrassment that has arisen in learning their histories, and most of the uncertainty which exists in their traditions.
He was still walking beside her, with his hand on her bridle rein, partly to lead her horse over some boulders in the trail, and partly to conceal his first embarrassment.
It was most ingeniously secured at vacant hours, by a *withe twisted in the handle of the door, and stakes set against the window shutters; so that though a thief might get in with perfect ease, he would find some embarrassment in getting out, --an idea most probably borrowed by the architect, Yost Van Houten, from the mystery of an eelpot.
It would tax his invention, certainly, and I felt, this time, over his real embarrassment, a curious thrill of triumph.
Jurgis had never expected to get married-- he had laughed at it as a foolish trap for a man to walk into; but here, without ever having spoken a word to her, with no more than the exchange of half a dozen smiles, he found himself, purple in the face with embarrassment and terror, asking her parents to sell her to him for his wife--and offering his father's two horses he had been sent to the fair to sell.
Shelby, noticing a certain embarrassment in her husband's manner.
What they regarded as the merry tale went the continual round and caused no more embarrassment than it would have caused in the best English society twelve centuries later.
This bow startles a stranger out of his self-possession, the first time it occurs, and he is likely to fall over a chair or something, in his embarrassment, but it pleases him, nevertheless.