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Synonyms of embarrassment in English:


  • 1 he was scarlet with embarrassment
    mortification, humiliation, shame, shamefacedness, chagrin, awkwardness, self-consciousness, sheepishness, discomfort, discomfiture, discomposure, agitation, distress;
    shyness, bashfulness
  • 2 his current financial embarrassment
    difficulty, predicament, plight, problem, mess, imbroglio
    informal bind, jam, pickle, fix, scrape
  • 3 an embarrassment of riches
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