mortifying


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mor·ti·fy

 (môr′tə-fī′)
v. mor·ti·fied, mor·ti·fy·ing, mor·ti·fies
v.tr.
1. To cause to experience shame, humiliation, or wounded pride.
2. To discipline (one's of the body and the appetites) by self-denial or self-inflicted privation, especially for religious reasons.
v.intr.
1. To practice mortification of the body and its appetites.
2. To undergo mortification; become gangrenous.

[Middle English mortifien, to deaden, subdue, from Old French mortifier, from Latin mortificāre, to kill : mors, mort-, death; see mer- in Indo-European roots + -ficāre, -fy.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mortifying - causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation; "the embarrassing moment when she found her petticoat down around her ankles"; "it was mortifying to know he had heard every word"
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
2.mortifying - causing awareness of your shortcomings; "golf is a humbling game"
undignified - lacking dignity
Translations
مُذِل، مُؤْلِم للنَّفْس
pokořující
zahanbujúci
küçük düşürücüutandırıcı

mortifying

[ˈmɔːtɪfaɪɪŋ] ADJhumillante

mortifying

[ˈmɔːrtɪfaɪɪŋ] adjhorriblement gênant(e)mortise lock [ˈmɔːrtɪs] nserrure f encastrée

mortifying

adj, mortifyingly
advbeschämend; (= embarrassing)peinlich

mortifying

[ˈmɔːtɪˌfaɪɪŋ] adjmortificante

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 ?
Of course, I can't explain who it is precisely that I am mortifying in this case by my spite: I am perfectly well aware that I cannot "pay out" the doctors by not consulting them; I know better than anyone that by all this I am only injuring myself and no one else.
So he let De Vac assume to his mind's eye the person of the hated De Montfort, and it followed that De Vac was nearly surprised into an early and mortifying defeat by the King's sudden and clever attack.
Julia saw the danger of an exposure if she interfered, yet she had the curiosity to go to the window, and see how Antonio would conduct in the mortifying dilemma.
Surely, if any thing can be mortifying to a lover, thought our heroine, it must be to see a rival save the life of his mistress, while imperious duty chains him to another task.
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