Definition of embarassment
1. embarrassment [ n ] the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made publicUsed 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"
(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"
4. embarrassment [ n ] extreme excess
Examples: "an embarrassment of riches"
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