- 1A feeling of self-consciousness, shame, or awkwardness: I turned red with embarrassmentMore example sentences
- Feelings of expectation, embarrassment, distress and emotional harm vary according to the individual.
- Pauline said today she feared that embarrassment and shame could be stopping Christine and Nicholas from contacting her.
- I felt a lot of shame, embarrassment and humiliation, I lived with all that for years.
- 1.1A person or thing causing embarrassment: he was an embarrassment who was safely left ignored her extreme views might be an embarrassment to the movementMore example sentences
- Supporters of devolution have become inured to setbacks, diversions, embarrassments, disappointments and shocks.
- But the family story, with all its problems, embarrassments and dysfunctional members, still has its universal appeal, at home and abroad.
- Over the years I have been sickened by the embarrassments that plagued his tenure and the reprehensible antagonism he suffered by Republican leaders.
embarrassment of riches (or choice)
- More options or resources than one knows what to do with: picking a highlight from such an embarrassment of riches is hard there is an embarrassment of intellectual riches in the two anthologies as consumers we have an embarrassment of choiceMore example sentences
- We've like I said, we have an embarrassment of riches.
- Suddenly, the selectors who hardly knew where to turn earlier in the season have an embarrassment of riches.
- He has come full bloom at the time Indian cricket has an embarrassment of riches.