Definition of embarrassment
- the scandal was a major embarrassment
- couldn't hide her embarrassment
- cardiac embarrassment
She couldn't hide her embarrassment.
The scandal was a major embarrassment for the government.
He's an embarrassment to his family.
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balk, bar, block, chain, clog, cramp, crimp, deterrent, drag, encumbrance, fetter, handicap, hindrance, holdback, hurdle, impediment, inhibition, interference, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, shackles, stop, stumbling block, trammel;
: 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
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