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embarrassment

noun

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1 the emotional state of being made self-consciously uncomfortable
  • experienced the great embarrassment of tripping while on stage

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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

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The first known use of embarrassment was in 1676

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“Embarrassment.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/embarrassment. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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