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Meaning of embarrassment

em•bar•rass•ment

Pronunciation: (em-bar'us-munt), [key]
— n.
  1. the state of being embarrassed; disconcertment; abashment.
  2. an act or instance of embarrassing.
  3. something that embarrasses.
  4. an overwhelmingly excessive amount; overabundance: an embarrassment of riches.
  5. the state of being in financial difficulties.
  6. impairment of functioning associated with disease: respiratory embarrassment.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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