Definitions for embarrassment
ɛmˈbær əs məntem·bar·rass·ment
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word embarrassment.
the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy)
"he is currently suffering financial embarrassments"
some event that causes someone to be embarrassed
"the outcome of the vote was an embarrassment for the liberals"
overplus, plethora, superfluity, embarrassmentnoun
"an embarrassment of riches"
A state of discomfort arising from bashfulness or consciousness of having violated a social rule; humiliation.
A state of confusion arising from hesitation or difficulty in choosing.
A person or thing which is the cause of humiliation to another.
Impairment of function due to disease: respiratory embarrassment.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from embarrass.
Let your method be plain, that your hearers may run through it without embarrassment, and take a clear view of the whole. Isaac Watts, Logick.
a state of being embarrassed; perplexity; impediment to freedom of action; entanglement; hindrance; confusion or discomposure of mind, as from not knowing what to do or to say; disconcertedness
difficulty or perplexity arising from the want of money to pay debts
Etymology: [F. embarrassement.]
Embarrassment is an emotional state of intense discomfort with oneself, experienced upon having a socially unacceptable act or condition witnessed by or revealed to others. Usually some amount of loss of honor or dignity is involved, but how much and the type depends on the embarrassing situation. It is similar to shame, except that shame may be experienced for an act known only to oneself. Also, embarrassment usually carries the connotation of being caused by an act that is merely socially unacceptable, rather than morally wrong.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'embarrassment' in Nouns Frequency: #2452
The numerical value of embarrassment in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of embarrassment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
It wastes the time of my people. Basically at the end of the day it's an embarrassment for companies to get out there and invest in something, get its shareholders all excited and then have to pull out at the last minute.
It's going to be hard to get elected in a Republican primary in Alabama when a Republican president with over 90 % approval rating among primary voters has said just the last few weeks that Jeff Sessions is an embarrassment to the great state of Alabama. He's going to have a hard time with that.
Virginia Department of Education officials are treating parents as if we are fools, it’s only because of the vigilance of Virginia parents that the Department of Education realizes that its plans to gut math in the state in the name of ‘equity’ is a national embarrassment.
What's going on is a disgrace, and it's an embarrassment to our nation, it's a big scam.
We really do get on, so that’s good. I understand him very well and he understands me, it might be easier to work together without being together any more. He always only cast me with great embarrassment.
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- притеснение, стеснение, объркване, смущениеBulgarian
- avergonyimentCatalan, Valencian
- kiusaantuneisuus, häpeäpilkku, häpeäksi, nolostuminen, hämmennys, häpeäFinnish
- (être la) honte (de), embarrasFrench
- rasa maluIndonesian
- затрудне́ние, замеша́тельство, конфу́з, позо́р, поме́ха, позо́рище, смуще́ниеRussian
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