1. [ noun ] the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
Related terms: shame chagrin self-consciousness confusion abashment discomfiture shamefacedness
2. [ noun ] some event that causes someone to be embarrassed

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

Related terms: disembarrassment trouble embarrass
3. [ noun ] the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy)

"he is currently suffering financial embarrassments"

Related terms: emotional_state
4. [ noun ] extreme excess
Synonyms: overplus plethora superfluity nimiety

"an embarrassment of riches"

Related terms: excess redundancy
Similar spelling:   embarkment