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embarrassment

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of embarrassment

  1. 1 the emotional state of being made self-consciously uncomfortable experienced the great embarrassment of tripping while on stage Synonyms of embarrassment abashment, confusion, discomfiture, disconcertment, fluster, mortification Words Related to embarrassment agitation, bother, chagrin, discomfort, discomposure, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturbance, perturbation, unease, uneasiness, upset; disgrace, ignominy, shame; debasement, degradation, humiliation, mortification; humble pie Phrases egg on one's face Near Antonyms of embarrassment aplomb, assurance, composure, confidence, coolness, equanimity, poise, self-assurance, self-confidence, self-possession

  2. 2 something that makes movement or progress difficult a big suitcase filled with clothes proved to be more an embarrassment than a convenience on my trip Synonyms of embarrassment balk, bar, block, chain, clog, cramp, crimp, deterrent, drag, encumbrance, fetter, handicap, hindrance, holdback, hurdle, impediment, inhibition, interference, let, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, shackles, stop, stumbling block, trammelWords Related to embarrassment catch, hitch, rub, snag; barrier, blockade, blockage, brick wall, stone wall; arrest, bit, brake, check, constraint, curb, hobble, rein, restraint; embargo, stoppage; delay, holdup, stall; burden, cumber, load; danger, hazard, peril, reef; adversity, difficulty, disadvantage, drawback, hardshipNear Antonyms of embarrassment catalyst, goad, impetus, incentive, spur, stimulant, stimulus; advantage, break, edge; aid, assistance, benefit, boost, handmaiden (also handmaid), help



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