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Definitions of embarrassment

  1. some event that causes someone to be embarrassed; "the outcome of the vote was an embarrassment for the liberals" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Difficulty or perplexity arising from the want of money to pay debts. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Confusion of mind; financial difficulties; mortification. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Perplexity or confusion: difficulties in money-matters. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Perplexity; encumbrance; pecuniary difficulties. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Discomposure; entanglement; difficulty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. An impediment; hindrance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. State of being embarrassed, or in perplexity; pecuniary difficulty. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Perplexity; confusion; distress or perplexity from inability to discharge debts. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for embarrassment

  1. Cousin Egbert here turned to me in some embarrassment – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  2. The young wife smiled, in embarrassment – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
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