Bad publicity surrounding Hasan's mentor may rebound, to Saleh's embarrassment.
It was more than an embarrassment, it was one of the worst domestic disasters ever seen in a presidency.
It took less than two hours Friday night for Harry Reid, who called it “an embarrassment,” to bury the Boehner bill, 59 to 41.
It may be something to do with the embarrassment of trying to maintain after-dinner conversation.
They will say Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, an embarrassment at the best of times, is sympathetic to the Syrian cause.
The embarrassment was because of her inability to extend to us the hospitality she desired.
Mayo displayed the embarrassment of the man who knew he was hunted.
It was not till now that he felt the embarrassment of such an arrival.
"I want to say good-bye," he said in the gruff voice of embarrassment.
David by this time has grown scarlet with embarrassment and confusion.
1670s, "state of being impeded, obstructed, entangled" (of affairs, etc.), from embarrass + -ment, or from French embarrassement, from embarrasser.
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.).