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Pronunciation:  em'barusmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  extreme excess; "an embarrassment of riches"
  2. [n]  some event that causes someone to be embarrassed; "the outcome of the vote was an embarrassment for the liberals"
  3. [n]  the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
  4. [n]  the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy); "he is currently suffering financial embarrassments"

EMBARRASSMENT is a 13 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: nimiety, overplus, plethora, superfluity
 Antonyms: disembarrassment
 See Also: abashment, bashfulness, chagrin, confusion, discombobulation, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcertion, disconcertment, emotional state, excess, excessiveness, humiliation, inordinateness, mortification, redundance, redundancy, self-consciousness, shame, shamefacedness, sheepishness, spirit, trouble, uncomfortableness, uneasiness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

         The embarrassment which inexperienced minds have
         often to express themselves upon paper. --W. Irving.

         The embarrassments tom commerce growing out of the
         late regulations.                     --Bancroft.

2. Difficulty or perplexity arising from the want of money to
   pay debts.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are embarrassed means hidden weaknesses, fears and lack of self-confidence. This dream also suggests of insecurities about your sexuality.
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