embarrassment

  • 1 Embarrassment — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Embarrassment» Canción de Madness LP Absolutely Publicación 1980 …

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  • 2 Embarrassment — Em*bar rass*ment, n. [F. embarrassement.] 1. A state of being embarrassed; perplexity; impediment to freedom of action; entanglement; hindrance; confusion or discomposure of mind, as from not knowing what to do or to say; disconcertedness. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 embarrassment — 1670s, “impeded, obstructed, entangled” (of affairs, etc.), from EMBARRASS (Cf. embarrass) + MENT (Cf. ment), or from Fr. embarrassement, from embarrasser. As a mental state of unease, from 1774. Meaning thing which embarrasses is from 1729.… …

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  • 4 embarrassment — I noun abashment, awkward situation, awkwardness, bafflement, chagrin, confusion, constraint, discomfiture, discomfort, discomposure, disturbance, fluster, humiliation, implicatio, mortification, perturbation, pudency, scrupulus, self… …

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  • 5 embarrassment — [n] humiliation, shame awkwardness, awkward situation, bashfulness, bind, boo boo*, chagrin, clumsiness, complexity, confusion, destitution, difficulty, dilemma, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcertion, distress, egg on face*, faux pas, fix,… …

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  • 6 Embarrassment — For other uses, see Embarrassment (disambiguation). Embarrassment is an emotional state of intense discomfort with oneself, experienced upon having a socially unacceptable act or condition witnessed by or revealed to others. Usually some amount… …

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  • 7 embarrassment — noun 1 feeling of being embarrassed ADJECTIVE ▪ acute, considerable, great ▪ total, utter ▪ slight ▪ She smiled to hide her slight embarr …

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  • 8 embarrassment — n. 1) to cause embarrassment 2) to feel embarrassment 3) embarrassment about, at, over (we felt embarrassment about the disclosure) 4) an embarrassment to (his outburst was an embarrassment to his family) 5) to smb. s embarrassment (to my… …

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  • 9 embarrassment — em|bar|rass|ment [ımˈbærəsmənt] n 1.) [U] the feeling you have when you are embarrassed embarrassment at ▪ She suffered extreme embarrassment at not knowing how to read. ▪ He could not hide his embarrassment at his children s rudeness. to sb s… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 embarrassment — [[t]ɪmbæ̱rəsmənt[/t]] embarrassments 1) N VAR: oft N prep Embarrassment is the feeling you have when you are embarrassed. It is a source of embarrassment to Londoners that the standard of pubs is so low... I think I would have died of… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 embarrassment */ — UK [ɪmˈbærəsmənt] / US [ɪmˈberəsmənt] noun Word forms embarrassment : singular embarrassment plural embarrassments 1) a) [uncountable] a feeling of being nervous or ashamed because of what people know or think about you I felt my face burning… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 embarrassment — em|bar|rass|ment [ ım berəsmənt ] noun * 1. ) uncount a feeling of being nervous or ashamed because of what people know or think about you: I felt my face burning with embarrassment. a ) count someone or something that makes you feel ashamed:… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 embarrassment — noun 1 (U) the feeling you have when you are embarrassed (+ at): He could not hide his embarrassment at his children s rudeness. 2 (C) an event that causes a government, political organization etc problems: The allegations have been an… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 embarrassment — noun Date: 1729 1. a. something that embarrasses < the scandal was a major embarrassment > b. an excessive quantity from which to select used especially in the phrase embarrassment of riches 2. the state of being embarrassed: as a. confusion or… …

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  • 15 embarrassment — noun 1) he was scarlet with embarrassment Syn: mortification, humiliation, shame, shamefacedness, chagrin, awkwardness, self consciousness, sheepishness, discomfort, discomfiture, discomposure, agitation, distress; shyness, bashfulness 2) …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 embarrassment — /em bar euhs meuhnt/, n. 1. the state of being embarrassed; disconcertment; abashment. 2. an act or instance of embarrassing. 3. something that embarrasses. 4. an overwhelmingly excessive amount; overabundance: an embarrassment of riches. 5. the… …

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  • 17 embarrassment — noun /ɪmˈbæɹəsmənt/ a) A state of discomfort arising from bashfulness or consciousness of having violated a social rule; humiliation. Kevin, you are an embarrassment to this family. b) A state of confusion arising from hesitation or difficulty in …

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  • 18 embarrassment — em·bar·rass·ment im bar ə smənt n difficulty in functioning as a result of disease <cardiac embarrassment> <respiratory embarrassment> …

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  • 19 embarrassment — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The condition of being embarrassed] Syn. confusion, chagrin, mortification, discomfiture, shame, humiliation, abashment, discomposure, discomfort, disconcertment, disconcertion, bashfulness, self consciousness, shyness,… …

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  • 20 embarrassment — noun 1) he was scarlet with embarrassment Syn: humiliation, mortification, shame, shamefacedness, awkwardness, self consciousness, discomfort, discomfiture 2) his current financial embarrassment Syn: difficulty, pr …

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