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Definition of embarassment

"embarassment" is probably misspelled. Trying embarrassment instead Definition of embarrassment

1. embarrassment [ n ] the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public

Used in print:

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

In this connection , it has been observed that the increasing number of Irish Catholics , priests and laity , in England , while certainly seen as good for Catholicism , is nevertheless a source of embarrassment for some of the more nationalistic English Catholics , especially when these Irishmen offer to remind their Christian brethren of this good .

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

But these accounts do not show that Northerners have been subjected to embarrassment or provocation by Yankee hatred displayed in social gatherings .

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

The horrifying humor , the specifically sexual embarrassment of the joke gone_wrong , the monstrous image of the fat man dressed_up as a whore dressing_up as a baby ; the epiphany of that quivering flesh ; the bringing_together around it of the secret liaison between indolent , mindless sensuality and sharp , shrewd talent , cleverness with an occasional touch of genius ( which , however , does not know `` how to attack the problem of suffering '' ) ; the miraculous way in which music , revelation and death are associated in a single instant - all this seems a triumph of art , a rather desperate art , in itself ; beyond itself , also , it evokes numerous and distant resonances from the entire body of Mann 's work .

Synonyms embarrassment Related Terms shame chagrin self-consciousness confusion abashment discomfiture shamefacedness

2. embarrassment [ n ] some event that causes someone to be embarrassed
Examples: "the outcome of the vote was an embarrassment for the liberals"

Used in print:

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

The embarrassment of these theories over the naturalness of death is an illustration of the thesis that death cannot be only a punishment , for some termination seems necessary in a life that is lived within the natural_order of time and change .

Synonyms embarrassment Related Terms disembarrassment trouble embarrass

3. embarrassment [ n ] the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy)
Examples: "he is currently suffering financial embarrassments"

Synonyms embarrassment Related Terms emotional_state

4. embarrassment [ n ] extreme excess
Examples: "an embarrassment of riches"

Synonyms overplus plethora superfluity embarrassment nimiety Related Terms excess redundancy

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