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noun embarrassment pronunciation in American English /ɪmˈberəsmənt/
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pluralembarrassments
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a feeling of being nervous or ashamed because of what people know or think about you
    I felt my face burning with embarrassment.
    1. a.
      [countable] someone or something that makes you feel ashamed
      embarrassment to: He is such an embarrassment to his family.
  2. 2
    [countable] someone or something that causes problems for an organization or politician
    embarrassment to: The court case was a huge embarrassment to the company.

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