Synonyms for embarrassment
- awkward situation
- boo boo
- egg on face
- faux pas
- hot seat
- hot water
Antonyms for embarrassment
- good fortune
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EMBARRASSMENT
"No, not yet," Mary admitted, without sign of embarrassment.
His embarrassment, or ugliness of temper, or whatever it was, was gone.
I could not answer her directly, and felt myself flushing with embarrassment.
Lady Delacour sat down again, ashamed of her own embarrassment.
Perceiving a stranger in the wagon she paused, with a look of embarrassment.
"That's why I came here, Betty," he pursued, blind to her embarrassment.
She blushed deeper, and in her embarrassment she moistened her lips with her tongue.
With some embarrassment he delicately, timidly, hinted his apprehensions.
"No, I don't think so, I shan't be able," replied the young man in embarrassment.
Dario in his embarrassment glanced at Benedetta, who still smiled.
As "a mental state of unease," from 1774. Meaning "thing which embarrasses" is from 1729. Earlier words expressing much the same idea include baishment "embarrassment, confusion" (late 14c.); baishednesse (mid-15c.).
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