embarrassment

Part of speech: noun

Discomposure; entanglement; difficulty.

Part of speech: noun

An impediment; hindrance.

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Usage examples "embarrassment":

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