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Synonyms for embarrassment
ɛmˈbær əs məntem·bar·rass·ment

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. embarrassment

    Perplexity (Latin per, through, and plecto, plait) is the drawing or turning of the thoughts or faculties by turns in different directions or toward contrasted or contradictory conclusions; confusion (Latin confusus, from confundo, pour together) is a state in which the mental faculties are, as it were, thrown into chaos, so that the clear and distinct action of the different powers, as of perception, memory, reason, and will is lost; bewilderment is akin to confusion, but is less overwhelming, and more readily recovered from; perplexity, accordingly, has not the unsettling of the faculties implied in confusion, nor the overwhelming of the faculties implied in amazement or astonishment; it is not the magnitude of the things to be known, but the want of full and definite knowledge, that causes perplexity. The dividing of a woodland path may cause the traveler the greatest perplexity, which may become bewilderment when he has tried one path after another and lost his bearings completely. With an excitable person bewilderment may deepen into confusion that will make him unable to think clearly or even to see or hear distinctly. Amazement results from the sudden and unimagined occurrence of great good or evil or the sudden awakening of the mind to unthought-of truth. Astonishment often produces bewilderment, which the word was formerly understood to imply. Compare AMAZEMENT; ANXIETY; DOUBT.

    amazement, astonishment, bewilderment, confusion, distraction, disturbance, doubt, doubt, perplexity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. embarrassmentnoun

    the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public

    plethora, overplus, superfluity


  2. embarrassmentnoun

    the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy)

    "he is currently suffering financial embarrassments"

    plethora, overplus, superfluity


  3. embarrassmentnoun

    some event that causes someone to be embarrassed

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

    plethora, overplus, superfluity


  4. overplus, plethora, superfluity, embarrassmentnoun

    extreme excess

    "an embarrassment of riches"

    plethora, overplus, superfluity


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. embarrassmentnoun

    perplexity, difficulty, entanglement

  2. embarrassmentnoun

    trouble, distress, vexation, plague

  3. embarrassmentnoun

    confusion, abashment

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. embarrassmentnoun

    discomposure, chagrin, abashment, mortification, disconcertion

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "embarrassment":

    shame, disgrace, discomfort, quandary, embarrassing, awkwardness

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  1. Chang Gwang-il:

    Timing wise, today's missile was a cannon salute on the Day of the Sun, leading up to the party congress, but now that it has failed, it is an embarrassment.

  2. Chief Arthur Lawson:

    This incident we feel has been an embarrassment to our department. These officers acted in a manner which was unprofessional, alluding to a violent act to be conducted a sitting U.S. congresswoman.

  3. Elena Kagan:

    We live in a country where courts play an important role in determining whether conduct is lawful. And that is not an embarrassment to the United States or the executive branch.

  4. Bradley Byrne:

    It's going to be hard to get elected in a Republican primary in Alabama when a Republican president with over 90 % approval rating among primary voters has said just the last few weeks that Jeff Sessions is an embarrassment to the great state of Alabama. He's going to have a hard time with that.

  5. La Bruyere:

    We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.

Translations for embarrassment

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  • притеснение, стеснение, объркване, смущениеBulgarian
  • avergonyimentCatalan, Valencian
  • VerlegenheitGerman
  • vergüenzaSpanish
  • kiusaantuneisuus, häpeäpilkku, häpeäksi, nolostuminen, hämmennys, häpeäFinnish
  • (être la) honte (de), embarrasFrench
  • rasa maluIndonesian
  • imbarazzoItalian
  • ته‌ریقیKurdish
  • verlegenheidDutch
  • jenăRomanian
  • затрудне́ние, замеша́тельство, конфу́з, позо́р, поме́ха, позо́рище, смуще́ниеRussian
  • 困窘Chinese

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