|1.||[ noun ] the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public|
|Related terms:||shame chagrin self-consciousness confusion abashment discomfiture shamefacedness|
|2.||[ noun ] some event that causes someone to be embarrassed|
"the outcome of the vote was an embarrassment for the liberals"
|Related terms:||disembarrassment trouble embarrass|
|3.||[ noun ] the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy)|
"he is currently suffering financial embarrassments"
|4.||[ noun ] extreme excess|
|Synonyms:||overplus plethora superfluity nimiety|
"an embarrassment of riches"
|Related terms:||excess redundancy|