embarrassment embarrassment  /ɪm ˈbɛ rəs mənt/


  1. (n) the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
  2. (n) the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy)
  3. (n) some event that causes someone to be embarrassed
  4. (n) extreme excess



  1. My face went hot with embarrassment.
  2. But if society were truly free, there would be no Naked Lady, which lives, like any thigh-slapping practical joker, on the embarrassment of the innocent.
  3. She took him to the Civil Rights Institute, the South's finest museum of its worst embarrassment.


  1. Hilarious Prank Video Captures Awkward Photo Poses

    The few seconds before someone snaps your picture is the ultimate moment of vulnerability. So imagine the prolonged embarrassment when those moments are captured in a video rather than a photograph. Seattle band Go Periscope recorded videos of friends who thought they were just posing for photos. SEE ALSO: 20 Funniest YouTube Videos According to Reddit The resulting footage is cringe-inducing ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Mashable

  2. KDMC to offer varicose veins screenings

    Frank Lewis PDT Staff Writer Bulging, twisty, rope-like veins can cause more than embarrassment — they can cause your legs to feel tired, heavy, achy and even restless. Untreated, varicose vei...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Portsmouth Daily Times

  3. The 10 Best TV Shows You (Probably) Didn’t Watch This Season

    This past TV season offered an embarrassment of riches — so much so that we're celebrating it all week! And with all these gems to choose from, it's easy to overlook some stuff that's worth watching. Many of the best shows of the last year seem to have escaped either ... More »
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Vulture


  1. "It's because of my poor judgment that I deserve everything bad that is coming my way," he said. "This has caused my wife and kids pain and embarrassment beyond comprehension, and I am extremely saddened to have brought this on them."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Jesse James Source: CBC.ca

  2. "I very deeply regret the situation and the embarrassment caused," Ferguson said in a statement. "It is true that my financial situation is under stress. However, that is no excuse for a serious lapse in judgment and I am very sorry that this...
    on May 25, 2010 By: Sarah Ferguson Source: Vancouver Sun

  3. "Your conduct has brought embarrassment and ridicule upon yourself, your club, and the NFL, and has damaged the reputation of players throughout the league," Goodell wrote to Jones and Henry.
    on Apr 10, 2007 By: Roger Goodell Source: CNN

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