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embarrassment

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noun em·bar·rass·ment \im-ˈber-ə-smənt, -ˈba-rəs-\

Simple Definition of embarrassment

  • : the state of feeling foolish in front of others

  • : something or someone that causes a person or group to look or feel foolish

  • : a very large number of things from which to choose

Full Definition of embarrassment

  1. 1 a :  something that embarrasses <the scandal was a major embarrassment> b :  an excessive quantity from which to select —used especially in the phrase embarrassment of riches

  2. 2 :  the state of being embarrassed: as a :  confusion or disturbance of mind <couldn't hide her embarrassment> b :  difficulty arising from the want of money to pay debts c :  difficulty in functioning as a result of disease <cardiac embarrassment>

Examples of embarrassment

  1. She couldn't hide her embarrassment.

  2. The scandal was a major embarrassment for the government.

  3. He's an embarrassment to his family.



1729

First Known Use of embarrassment

1729



EMBARRASSMENT Defined for Kids

embarrassment

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noun em·bar·rass·ment \im-ˈber-əs-mənt\

Definition of embarrassment

  1. 1 :  something that causes a person or group to feel foolish <The poor test scores were an embarrassment to the school.>

  2. 2 :  the condition of feeling foolish in front of others <I couldn't hide my embarrassment over the mistake.>




Medical Dictionary

embarrassment

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noun em·bar·rass·ment \im-ˈbar-ə-smənt\

Medical Definition of embarrassment

  1. :  difficulty in functioning as a result of disease <cardiac embarrassment> <respiratory embarrassment>





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