Em*bar"rass*ment (?), n. [F.
embarrassement.] 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.
The embarrassments tom commerce growing out of
the late regulations. Bancroft.
2. Difficulty or perplexity arising from the
want of money to pay debts.