Definition of embarras de richesses in English:

embarras de richesses

Syllabification: em·bar·ras de ri·chesses
Pronunciation: /ämbäˌrä də rēˈSHes
(also embarras de choix /SHwä/)


More options or resources than one knows what to do with: he had presented us with an embarras de richesses of history and culture
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  • This award - one of the few which your diarist is pleased to endorse - is in recognition of the most spectacularly inaccurate political reporting of the past year, for which there was - as ever - an embarras de richesses.
  • He will be far more likely to suffer from an embarras du richesses.
  • France suffers from an embarras de richesses when it comes to such villages - so I let a poet do my picking.


mid 18th century: French, literally 'embarrassment of riches (or choice)'.

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