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embarrassment

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Noun

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embarrassment

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  1. A state of discomfort arising from bashfulness.
  2. A state of confusion arising from hesitation or difficulty in choosing.
  3. A person or thing which is the cause of humiliation to another.
    Kevin, you are an embarrassment to this family.
    Losing this highly publicized case was an embarrassment to the firm.

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