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1Great embarrassment and shame.
embarrassment, humiliation, chagrin, discomfiture, discomposure, awkwardness, shame, loss of facesubduing, suppression, subjugation, control, controlling, restraintView synonyms
- ‘they mistook my mortification for an admission of guilt’
2The action of subduing one's bodily desires.
- ‘mortification of the flesh has a long tradition in some religions’
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