mortification


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mor·ti·fi·ca·tion

 (môr′tə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. A feeling of shame, humiliation, or wounded pride.
2. Discipline of the body and the appetites by self-denial or self-inflicted privation, especially when undertaken for religious reasons.
3. Death or decay of living tissue; gangrene.

mortification

(ˌmɔːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. a feeling of loss of prestige or self-respect; humiliation
2. something causing this
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity the practice of mortifying the senses
4. (Pathology) another word for gangrene

mor•ti•fi•ca•tion

(ˌmɔr tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a feeling of humiliation or shame, as through injury to one's pride or self-respect.
2. a cause or source of such a feeling.
3. the practice of asceticism by penitential discipline to overcome desire for sin and to strengthen the will.
4. the death of one part of a live body; gangrene; necrosis.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin =mortificā(re) (see mortify) + Latin -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mortification - strong feelings of embarrassmentmortification - strong feelings of embarrassment  
embarrassment - the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
2.mortification - the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)mortification - the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
death - the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism; "the animal died a painful death"
myonecrosis - localized death of muscle cell fibers
3.mortification - an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect; "he had to undergo one humiliation after another"
case, instance, example - an occurrence of something; "it was a case of bad judgment"; "another instance occurred yesterday"; "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"
4.mortification - (Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)
self-control, self-denial, self-discipline - the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior

mortification

noun
2. discipline, control, denial, chastening, subjugation, abasement ascetism and mortification of the flesh
3. (Medical) gangrene, corruption, festering, necrosis, putrescence He treated cases of infection, ulceration and mortification.

mortification

noun
A lowering in or deprivation of character or self-esteem:
Translations
إذْلال، مُعامَلَه مُذِلَّه
askeze
ydmygelse
önsanyargatás
niîurlæging
apspiešanapazemojums
askéza

mortification

[ˌmɔːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Nmortificación f, humillación f, vergüenza f

mortification

n
Beschämung f; (= embarrassment)äußerste Verlegenheit; (= humiliation)Demütigung f; much to his mortification, she …er empfand es als sehr beschämend, dass sie …; (embarrassment) → es war ihm äußerst peinlich, dass sie …; (humiliation) → er empfand es als eine Schmach, dass sie …; I discovered to my mortification that I had made a mistakeich stellte zu meiner größten Verlegenheit fest, dass ich einen Fehler gemacht hatte; because of her mortification at what had happenedweil ihr das, was geschehen war, so überaus peinlich war; he felt great mortification at being rejecteder empfand es als eine Schmach or Schande, dass er nicht angenommen wurde
(Rel) → Kasteiung f
(Med) → Brand m

mortification

[ˌmɔːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] nmortificazione f

mortify

(ˈmoː(r)tifai) verb
be/feel mortified to be/feel extremely embarrassed or humiliated: He was mortified when she slapped him.
mortifying adjective
How mortifying for you!
ˌmortifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
References in classic literature ?
I never, never should have got over such a agonizing mortification.
But the scornful expression of the young man's eye admitted of so many constructions, that the worthy scout was spared the mortification of such a discovery.
This same shop-door had been a subject of No slight mortification to the present occupant of the august Pyncheon House, as well as to some of her predecessors.
It is true, an old farmer, who had been down to New York on a visit several years after, and from whom this account of the ghostly adventure was received, brought home the intelligence that Ichabod Crane was still alive; that he had left the neighborhood partly through fear of the goblin and Hans Van Ripper, and partly in mortification at having been suddenly dismissed by the heiress; that he had changed his quarters to a distant part of the country; had kept school and studied law at the same time; had been admitted to the bar; turned politician; electioneered; written for the newspapers; and finally had been made a justice of the ten pound court.
Miss Ophelia looked keenly at him, and saw the flush of mortification and repressed vexation, and the sarcastic curl of the lip, as he spoke.
If a national toe required amputating, he could not see that it needed anything more than poulticing; when others saw that the mortification had reached the knee, he first perceived that the toe needed cutting off--so he cut it off; and he severed the leg at the knee when others saw that the disease had reached the thigh.
Mortification set in, and they had to amputate him.
Miss Churchill, however, being of age, and with the full command of her fortunethough her fortune bore no proportion to the familyestatewas not to be dissuaded from the marriage, and it took place, to the infinite mortification of Mr.
I knew by her stony eye--opaque to tenderness, indissoluble to tears--that she was resolved to consider me bad to the last; because to believe me good would give her no generous pleasure: only a sense of mortification.
But on it went again, to our great surprise and mortification, till we gave it up in despair, and all wished ourselves at Jericho.
Micawber would be transported with grief and mortification, even to the length (as I was once made aware by a scream from his wife) of making motions at himself with a razor; but within half-an-hour afterwards, he would polish up his shoes with extraordinary pains, and go out, humming a tune with a greater air of gentility than ever.
He may have been married already, and her cruel mortification may have been a part of her half-brother's scheme," said Herbert.