browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
embarrassment

more about embarrassment

embarrassment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embarrassment  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  embarrassment 
  n  1:  the  shame  you  feel  when  your  inadequacy  or  guilt  is  made 
  public 
  2:  the  state  of  being  embarrassed  (usually  by  some  financial 
  inadequacy);  "he  is  currently  suffering  financial 
  embarrassments" 
  3:  some  event  that  causes  someone  to  be  embarrassed;  "the 
  outcome  of  the  vote  was  an  embarrassment  for  the  liberals" 
  [ant:  {disembarrassment}] 
  4:  extreme  excess;  "an  embarrassment  of  riches"  [syn:  {nimiety}, 
  {overplus},  {plethora},  {superfluity}] 




more about embarrassment