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  Definition of Embarrassment
  1. extreme excess; "an embarrassment of riches"
  2. some event that causes someone to be embarrassed; "the outcome of the vote was an embarrassment for the liberals"
  3. the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
  4. the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy); "he is currently suffering financial embarrassments"
Similar Words: overplus, plethora, superfluity

 

Hyponyms: redundancy, redundance, self-consciousness, uneasiness, uncomfortableness, shamefacedness, sheepishness, chagrin, humiliation, mortification, confusion, discombobulation, abashment, bashfulness, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcertion, disconcertment

 

Derivational Morphology: embarrass, abash

 

 
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