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noun embarrassment pronunciation in British English /ɪmˈbærəsmənt/
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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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