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Noun
A feeling of shame or humiliation
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“Chauke wrote about bringing a friend to visit his home in Atteridgeville and how he felt great embarrassment at the living conditions of his family.”
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A state of being nervous or discomposed, typically due to self-consciousness
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“Dr. Etheridge stated that he felt great embarrassment at operating in the presence of such a distinguished audience, nearly every person present being a laparotomist.”
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The state or fact of being shy or self-conscious
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“A sensitive woman, she realized his obvious embarrassment, desire for privacy, and her inability to console him.”
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A state of excess or overabundance
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“Bengali literature abounded in the poetic form. In fact, there was an embarrassment of riches.”
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A problem or difficulty, especially financially
“He cannot say he was unprepared for York council's financial embarrassment.”
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The state of being in financial difficulty
“My Lords, it might happen that the company was in a state of financial embarrassment at a particular time.”
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Something that encumbers progress or movement
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“The proceedings which ultimately resulted in the incorporation of this town appear to have been protracted, and attended with inconvenient embarrassment and delays.”
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The state of being vanquished
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The quality of being awkward
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Used in reference to a situation characterized by a specified degree of trouble or difficulty
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A cause or source of trouble or difficulty
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A sudden or unexpected failure
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An action or event that causes general public outrage
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Someone or something that is inadequate and made fun of
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Emotional pain or distress
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Something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain
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