Origin of embarrassment
Examples from the Web for embarrassment
Beyond the embarrassment, missing bowl games carries a real economic cost.Is Any College Football Coach Worth $60 Million? Jim Harbaugh Is|Jesse Lawrence|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If none of these songs are likely to knock “Like a Rolling Stone” off your playlist, neither is anything here an embarrassment.Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, and Others Crowdsource A Dylan Album|Malcolm Jones|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The thing about me and embarrassment, you have to remember, is that it all happens on a scale,” she said.
When the judge finally asked Picasso if he knew Apollinaire, his embarrassment turned to rage.
The next day she suffered the embarrassment of the Turks announcing that no such approval had been granted.In the Battle for Kobani, ISIS Falls Back. But for How Long?|Jamie Dettmer|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"I didn't think you would play this trick on me, Muky," he said, a flush of embarrassment gathering in his brown face.The Wolf Hunters|James Oliver Curwood
She was very angry, so that for the moment her embarrassment was swamped.Mavericks|William MacLeod Raine
It was then that Georgiana frankly took the situation by its horns and did away with all embarrassment.Under the Country Sky|Grace S. Richmond
They seemed to want to speak, and so did she, but embarrassment caused a common silence.The Cup of Fury|Rupert Hughes
He evidently saw my embarrassment; spoke kind words, and asked me to sit down.Famous American Statesmen|Sarah Knowles Bolton
British Dictionary definitions for embarrassment
Word Origin and History for embarrassment
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.).