embarrassment

When you feel embarrassment, you are self-conscious or ashamed. Embarrassment might keep you from wearing your Statue of Liberty Halloween costume in public.

Something that makes you blush — like when ten people rush up to tell you how great your tuba solo was or realizing that you left the house in your pajama bottoms — causes you embarrassment. The person or thing that makes you feel awkward and ashamed can also be described as an embarrassment. To avoid embarrassment, remember to double the r's and s's when you spell embarrassment.

Definitions of embarrassment
  1. noun
    the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
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    self-consciousness, uncomfortableness, uneasiness
    embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of you
    shamefacedness, sheepishness
    feeling embarrassed about yourself
    chagrin, humiliation, mortification
    strong feelings of embarrassment
    confusion, discombobulation
    a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused
    abashment, bashfulness
    feeling embarrassed due to modesty
    discomfiture, discomposure, disconcertion, disconcertment
    anxious embarrassment
    type of:
    shame
    a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt
  2. noun
    some event that causes someone to be embarrassed
    “the outcome of the vote was an embarrassment for the liberals”
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    disembarrassment
    something that extricates you from embarrassment
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    trouble
    an event causing distress or pain
  3. noun
    the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy)
    “he is currently suffering financial embarrassments
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    emotional state, spirit
    the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)
  4. noun
    extreme excess
    “an embarrassment of riches”
    synonyms: overplus, plethora, superfluity
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    redundance, redundancy
    the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded
    deadwood, fifth wheel
    someone or something that is unwanted and unneeded
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    excess, excessiveness, inordinateness
    immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
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