Prejudice against Arabs is widespread and, on the political right, unembarrassed.
And yet it has also created a sexual environment that would seem to demand a sophisticated, unembarrassed, mainstream interpreter.
Many people blame China for pursuing its national interests in such a bold and unembarrassed fashion.
1670s, "perplex, throw into doubt," from French embarrasser (16c.), literally "to block," from embarras "obstacle," from Italian imbarrazzo, from imbarrare "to bar," from in- "into, upon" (see in- (2)) + Vulgar Latin *barra "bar."
Meaning "hamper, hinder" is from 1680s. Meaning "make (someone) feel awkward" first recorded 1828. Original sense preserved in embarras de richesse (1751), from French (1726): the condition of having more wealth than one knows what to do with. Related: Embarrassed; embarrassing; embarrassingly.