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Definition 1: extreme excess - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where embarrassment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an embarrassment of riches

Synonyms for embarrassment in the sense of this definition

(embarrassment is a kind of ...) immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits

(... is a kind of embarrassment ) the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded

"the use of industrial robots created redundancy among workers"

Definition 2: some event that causes someone to be embarrassed - [noun denoting event]

Samples where embarrassment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the outcome of the vote was an embarrassment for the liberals

(embarrassment is a kind of ...) an event causing distress or pain

"what is the trouble?" "heart trouble"

Definition 3: the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public - [noun denoting feeling]

(embarrassment is a kind of ...) a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt

(... is a kind of embarrassment ) embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of you

(... is a kind of embarrassment ) feeling embarrassed about yourself

(... is a kind of embarrassment ) strong feelings of embarrassment

(... is a kind of embarrassment ) a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused

(... is a kind of embarrassment ) feeling embarrassed due to modesty

(... is a kind of embarrassment ) anxious embarrassment

Definition 4: the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where embarrassment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is currently suffering financial embarrassments

(embarrassment is a kind of ...) the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)

"his emotional state depended on her opinion" "he was in good spirits" "his spirit rose"

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