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synonyms for embarrassment

  • chagrin
  • confusion
  • difficulty
  • dilemma
  • mess
  • mistake
  • unease
  • awkwardness
  • bashfulness
  • bind
  • clumsiness
  • complexity
  • destitution
  • discomfiture
  • discomposure
  • disconcertion
  • distress
  • fix
  • hitch
  • indebtedness
  • indiscretion
  • inhibition
  • mortification
  • pickle
  • pinch
  • plight
  • poverty
  • predicament
  • puzzle
  • quandary
  • scrape
  • self-consciousness
  • shyness
  • snag
  • stew
  • strait
  • tangle
  • timidity
  • uneasiness
  • awkward situation
  • boo boo
  • egg on face
  • faux pas
  • hot seat
  • hot water
  • impecuniosity
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antonyms for embarrassment

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  • calm
  • order
  • organization
  • pleasure
  • solution
  • advantage
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • boldness
  • boon
  • convenience
  • ease
  • good fortune
  • happiness
  • peace
  • comfort
  • confidence
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Murphy resisted, telling Wolf that “it was improper to hold a vetted intelligence product for reasons for political embarrassment.”
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I have been struck by the intensity and complexity of emotions displayed by these people, including anger, resentment, embarrassment, hopelessness, fear and resolve.
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Despite the ongoing embarrassment and the new costs to emerge, a Cisterra principal who cut the deal with the city and Shapery defended it.
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They were clearly willing to endure discomfort rather than the embarrassment of overreacting.
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Hereupon he was caused much embarrassment and discomfiture, for of the three girls, he knew not which one was Irene.
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He jumped to his feet and wrung both her hands and kissed them to her great embarrassment.
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This saves the embarrassment of crossing the room entirely unattended, while it shows others that you are a resident at the house.
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He could not deny that many times before Black Hood had beaten him to the solution of crimes, much to his embarrassment.
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My arrival placed the good old gentleman in no little embarrassment: his house was also already filled with travellers.
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WORDS RELATED TO EMBARRASSMENT

  • bad odor
  • blemish
  • blot
  • discredit
  • dishonor
  • disrepute
  • embarrassment
  • humiliation
  • ignominy
  • ill repute
  • opprobrium
  • reproach
  • shame
  • smirch
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.