English - Vietnamese Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự lúng túng, sự ngượng ngịu; tình trạng lúng túng, tình trạng bối rối
- điều làm lúng túng, điều làm bối rối; điều làm ngượng
+the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
+the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy)
+some event that causes someone to be embarrassed
Advanced English Dictionary
1 bashfulness, awkwardness, clumsiness, discomposure, abashment, uneasiness, discomfort, self-consciousness, mortification, chagrin:
My embarrassment made me blush.
2 difficulty, mess, predicament, dilemma, problem, trouble, Colloq hot water, pickle, fix, scrape, bind:
Finding them together presented me with a real embarrassment.
3 excess, superfluity, superabundance, over-abundance, embarras de richesse, embarras de choix, oversupply, surplus, profusion:
An embarrassment of options was open to me.
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
1 [U] shy, awkward or guilty feelings; a feeling of being embarrassed: I nearly died of embarrassment when he said that. + I'm glad you offered-it saved me the embarrassment of having to ask. + Much to her embarrassment she realized that everybody had been listening to her singing.
2 [C] ~ (to / for sb) a situation which causes problems for sb: Her resignation will be a severe embarrassment to the party.
3 [C] ~ (to sb) a person who causes problems for another person or other people and makes them feel embarrassed: Poor Lucy! He's such an embarrassment to her.
Idioms: an embarrassment of riches so many good things that it is difficult to choose just one: Stratford has an embarrassment of riches, really, what with three theatres and lovely countryside, too.
1 feeling of being embarrassed
acute, considerable, great, intense, severe | total | slight
She smiled to hide her slight embarrassment.
| further | obvious | silent
VERB + EMBARRASSMENT
I felt some embarrassment as we shook hands.
| cover, hide | cause | avoid
The government wishes to avoid further embarrassment over the affair.
| blush/flush with, giggle with, squirm with
I still squirm with embarrassment at the thought of it.
| die from/of
(figurative) I could have died of embarrassment when I saw her standing behind me.
| ease, relieve | save sb, spare sb
Helen changed the subject to save me the embarrassment of replying.
We all watched in silent embarrassment as Mr Rogers started to cry.
| with/without ~
I could finally talk about my problem without embarrassment.
| ~ at
her embarrassment at being found out
| ~ over
the government's embarrassment over the affair
(much) to sb's embarrassment
Much to his embarrassment, Mike realized that a small crowd was watching him.
| feelings of embarrassment, a flush of embarrassment
A flush of embarrassment came to her cheeks.
| a source of embarrassment
2 sb/sth that makes you embarrassed
considerable, great, huge, major, serious, severe | potential | financial, political, social
VERB + EMBARRASSMENT
be, become, prove
The protests were becoming something of an embarrassment to the government.
| consider sb/sth
The episode was a huge embarrassment for all concerned.
| ~ to
The poor child was considered an embarrassment to his family.
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