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1. embarrassment

noun. ['ɪmˈbɛrəsmənt'] the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public.

Synonyms

  • confusion
  • shame
  • discomposure
  • mortification
  • disconcertment
  • bashfulness
  • discombobulation
  • uneasiness
  • shamefacedness
  • disconcertion
  • self-consciousness
  • discomfiture
  • uncomfortableness
  • sheepishness
  • abashment
  • humiliation

Antonyms

  • emptiness
  • unhappiness
  • happiness
  • dull

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • embarrass (English)
  • embarrasser (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Embarrassment

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

Example sentences of the word embarrassment


1. Noun, singular or mass
Getting angry will only draw attention to your behavior and cause embarrassment for you and your boyfriend.

Quotes containing the word embarrassment


1. Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
- Steve Jobs

2. I hope for the day when everyone can speak again of God without embarrassment.
- Paul Tillich

3. Of course, everyone's parents are embarrassing. It goes with the territory. The nature of parents is to embarrass merely by existing, just as it is the nature of children of a certain age to cringe with embarrassment, shame, and mortification should their parents so much as speak to them on the street.
- Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

2. embarrassment

noun. ['ɪmˈbɛrəsmənt'] some event that causes someone to be embarrassed.

Antonyms

  • moderation

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • embarrass (English)
  • embarrasser (French)

3. embarrassment

noun. ['ɪmˈbɛrəsmənt'] the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy).

Synonyms

  • spirit

Antonyms

  • cowardice
  • deaden

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • embarrass (English)
  • embarrasser (French)

4. embarrassment

noun. ['ɪmˈbɛrəsmənt'] extreme excess.

Synonyms

  • overplus
  • inordinateness
  • excess
  • plethora
  • superfluity
  • redundancy
  • redundance

Antonyms

  • honor
  • composure
  • comfort
  • unselfconsciousness

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • embarrass (English)
  • embarrasser (French)
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