What does the word embarrassment mean?

Usage examples for embarrassment

  1. Compare these sentences: The high color of his face showed his embarrassment. – Practical Grammar and Composition by Thomas Wood
  2. Shirley, who enjoyed his embarrassment, put him at his ease. – The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life by Charles Klein
  3. In the which embarrassment I took occasion to say, very politely- " Good evening, nunky!" – The Splendid Spur by Arthur T. Quiller Couch