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Definition of embarrassment:

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


humiliation, discomfiture, amazement, bewilderment, plethora, distraction, overabundance, excessiveness, pinch, discomposure, discombobulation, disturbance, uncertainty, confusion, extravagance, mistake, extravagantness, involvement, clumsiness, extravagancy, puzzle, shame, shyness, hot water, mortification, default, exorbitance, pain, blunder, chagrin, overplus, intricacy, doubt, hindrance, quandary, indebtedness, nimiety, timidity, gaucherie, dilemma, superabundance, bashfulness, obligation, astonishment, predicament, superfluity, plight, strait, discomfort, fluster, impecuniosity, faux pas, tangle, fix, superfluousness, abashment, indiscretion, awkwardness, surfeit, excess, pickle, flurry, inhibition, perplexity, debt.

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