Translation of embarrassment in Spanish:


bochorno, n.

Pronunciation /əmˈbɛrəsmənt//ɪmˈbarəsmənt//ɛmˈbarəsmənt/


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    bochorno masculine
    vergüenza feminine
    pena feminine Southern Cone Latin America
    he suffered the embarrassment of having to admit that … pasó la vergüenza de tener que reconocer que …
    • to avoid embarrassment, please do not ask for credit para evitar situaciones violentas / embarazosas, por favor no pida fiado
    • I wondered how much of this self-conscious embarrassment was induced by a few days in the surroundings of Oxford.
    • Feelings of expectation, embarrassment, distress and emotional harm vary according to the individual.
    • Pauline said today she feared that embarrassment and shame could be stopping Christine and Nicholas from contacting her.
    • It will be profound, a mixture of embarrassment, shame and a huge feeling of emptiness.
    • Horror, shock, embarrassment, confusion and sadness all swept across at the same time.
    • This to me sounds like some gay people feel shame or embarrassment in having a partner of the same sex.
    • Compulsions are obvious to an observer and can cause considerable shame and embarrassment.
    • The embarrassment and shame it brings on the family means people are keeping quiet and women are being cocooned in their homes.
    • Along with embarrassment and guilt, shame is one of the emotions that motivate moral behaviour.
    • I felt a lot of shame, embarrassment and humiliation, I lived with all that for years.
    • A lot of women still feel embarrassment and shame about their own desires.
    • As the addiction can be accompanied by feelings of shame and embarrassment, sufferers often find it difficult to seek help.
    • I put down my music, eyes pricking and throat closing up with anxiety, rage, confusion and embarrassment.
    • The actions of the fans were disrespectful, and they have brought shame and embarrassment on their club, and on this country.
    • It evoked feelings of nostalgia, embarrassment and wonder at how I was thinking then.
    • Today I have no pride, no faith, only embarrassment, anger, and frustration.
    • He looks around and is consumed by acute embarrassment, even shame, at what he sees.
    • This is a highly readable and strangely affecting comedy of embarrassment, resentment, grief and love.
    • They boast of getting ‘wrecked’ at weekends as a matter of pride rather than shame or embarrassment.
    • Boys, to Nina's shame and embarrassment, were a constant preoccupation.
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    (cause of shame)
    this room/meal is an embarrassment! ¡esta pieza/comida es una vergüenza!
    • he's an embarrassment to his friends les hace pasar vergüenza a sus amigos
    • financial embarrassment dificultades económicas
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    with so many good candidates you have an embarrassment of riches con tantos buenos candidatos tienen más que de sobra para elegir