Definition of mortification in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmôrdəfəˈkāSH(ə)n/ /ˌmɔrdəfəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/

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  • 1Great embarrassment and shame.

    • ‘they mistook my mortification for an admission of guilt’
    embarrassment, humiliation, chagrin, discomfiture, discomposure, awkwardness, shame, loss of face
    subduing, suppression, subjugation, control, controlling, restraint
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  • 2The action of subduing one's bodily desires.

    • ‘mortification of the flesh has a long tradition in some religions’