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Noun: embarrassment  em'behr-us-munt [N. Amer], em'ba-rus-munt [Brit]
  1. The shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
  2. The state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy)
    "he is currently suffering financial embarrassments"
  3. Some event that causes someone to be embarrassed
    "the outcome of the vote was an embarrassment for the liberals"
  4. Extreme excess
    "an embarrassment of riches";
    - overplus, plethora, superfluity

Derived forms: embarrassments

Type of: emotional state, excess, excessiveness, inordinateness, shame, spirit, trouble

Antonym: disembarrassment

Encyclopedia: Embarrassment