mortification - Dictionary definition and meaning for word mortification

(noun) strong feelings of embarrassment
Synonyms : chagrin , humiliation
(noun) the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
Synonyms : gangrene , necrosis , sphacelus
(noun) an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect
Synonyms : humiliation
Example Sentence
  • he had to undergo one humiliation after another
(noun) (Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)

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