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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 em·bar·rass·ment /ɪmˈbærəsmənt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 em·bar·rass·ment /ɪmˈbærəsmənt/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·bar·rass·ment n.
 1. A state of being embarrassed; perplexity; impediment to freedom of action; entanglement; hindrance; confusion or discomposure of mind, as from not knowing what to do or to say; disconcertedness.
    The embarrassment which inexperienced minds have often to express themselves upon paper.   --W. Irving.
    The embarrassments tom commerce growing out of the late regulations.   --Bancroft.
 2. Difficulty or perplexity arising from the want of money to pay debts.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made
      2: the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial
         inadequacy); "he is currently suffering financial
      3: some event that causes someone to be embarrassed; "the
         outcome of the vote was an embarrassment for the liberals"
         [ant: disembarrassment]
      4: extreme excess; "an embarrassment of riches" [syn: overplus,
          plethora, superfluity]