Student Thesaurus

One entry found for embarrassment.
Entry Word: embarrassment
Function: noun
Text: 1 the emotional state of being made self-consciously uncomfortable <experienced the great embarrassment of tripping while on stage>
Synonyms abashment, confusion, discomfiture, fluster, mortification
Related Words agitation, bother, chagrin, discomfort, discomposure, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturbance, perturbation, uneasiness, upset; debasement, degradation, humiliation
Near Antonyms aplomb, assurance, composure, confidence, coolness, equanimity, poise, self-assurance, self-confidence, self-possession
2 something that makes movement or progress more difficult <a big suitcase filled with clothes proved to be more an embarrassment than a convenience on my trip> -- see ENCUMBRANCE