em|bar|rass|ment

em|bar|rass|ment
em|bar|rass|ment «ehm BAR uhs muhnt», noun.
1. the act of embarrassing: »

Embarrassment can be avoided by forgetting oneself.

2. the condition of being embarrassed; uneasiness; shame: »

She blushed in embarrassment at her son's rudeness to her friends.

3. a thing that embarrasses: »

He suffered the embarrassment of having forgotten her name.

4. an excessive number or quantity from which it is difficult to select: »

an embarrassment of riches, an embarrassment of friends.


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  • embarrassment — em·bar·rass·ment …   English syllables

  • EM — EM; Em; em·a·gram; em·a·nant; em·a·nate; em·a·na·tion; em·a·na·tion·ism; em·a·na·tion·ist; em·a·na·tive; em·a·na·tor; em·a·na·tory; em·a·nom·e·ter; em·ba·dom·o·nas; em·bale; em·ball; em·bal·lo·nu·ri·dae; em·balm; em·balm·er; em·balm·ment;… …   English syllables

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