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American English: /əmˈbɛrəsmənt/
British English: /ɪmˈbarəsmənt/
, /ɛmˈbarəsmənt/

Translation of embarrassment in Spanish:


  • 1.1 uncountable and countable (shame) he suffered the embarrassment of having to admit that …
    sufrió el bochorno de tener que reconocer que …
    pasó la vergüenza de tener que reconocer que …
    to avoid embarrassment, please do not ask for credit
    para evitar situaciones violentas or embarazosas, por favor no pida fiado
    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.
    1.2 uncountable and countable (cause of shame) See examples: this room/meal is an embarrassment!
    ¡esta pieza/comida es una vergüenza!
    he's an embarrassment to his friends
    les hace pasar vergüenza a sus amigos
    financial embarrassment
    dificultades (feminine plural) económicas
    1.3 uncountable (overabundance) (no plural) with so many good candidates you have an embarrassment of riches
    con tantos buenos candidatos tienen más que de sobra para elegir

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