embarrassment collocations and examples

 UK /ɪmˈbærəsmənt/

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a feeling of being nervous or ashamed; something that makes you embarrassed


Adjectives frequently used with embarrassment
serious: acute, considerable, extreme, great, huge, major, much, serious, severeThe defeat is a major embarassment for the administration.His stammer was a source of much embarrassment.possible: possible, potentialIf you are inexperienced in business, overcome potential embarrassment and ask for help.slight: mild, slightHis head lowered through slight embarrassment, he admitted to having piano lessons for two years but failing to achieve grade 1!total: complete, sheer, utterThe reaction of the players seemed to range from dismay to sheer embarrassment.types of embarrassment: financial, personal, political, professional, socialHis visit is causing political embarrassment in Italy.
Verbs frequently used with embarrassment
experience embarrassment: cringe with, die of, experience, feel, squirm with, sufferCringing with embarrassment, he got up to sing a song.cause embarrassment: cause (someone), lead to, result inThe news has caused serious embarrassment for the Prime Minister.not cause embarrassment: avoid, minimize, prevent, save (someone), spare (someone)To spare the embarrassment of those who do not know the answer, the child is allowed to nominate another to answer the question instead.stop experiencing embarrassment: get over, overcomeNow I have got over the embarrassment of telling people what my problem is.hide your embarrassment: cover, hideHe stood up quickly, trying to hide his embarrassment.
 
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