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

Translation of embarrassment in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable and countable (shame)
    bochorno (masculine)
    vergüenza (feminine)
    pena (feminine) (Latin America excluding Southern Cone)
    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.
  • 2 uncountable and countable (cause of shame) 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
  • 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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