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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.]

mortified

(ˈmɔːtɪfaɪd)
adj
having been offended or embarrassed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mortified - suffering from tissue death
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
2.mortified - made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride; "too embarrassed to say hello to his drunken father on the street"; "humiliated that his wife had to go out to work"; "felt mortified by the comparison with her sister"
ashamed - feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse; "are you ashamed for having lied?"; "felt ashamed of my torn coat"

mortified

adjective humiliated, embarrassed, shamed, crushed, annoyed, humbled, horrified, put down, put out (informal), ashamed, pissed (U.S. slang), confounded, deflated, vexed, affronted, pissed off (taboo slang), displeased, chagrined, chastened, discomfited, abashed, put to shame, rendered speechless, made to eat humble pie (informal), given a showing-up (informal) I was absolutely mortified about making the mistake.
Translations

mortified

[ˈmɔːrtɪfaɪd] adjmortifié(e)
to be mortified → être mortifié(e)

mortified

[ˈmɔːtɪˌfaɪd] adjmortificato/a
References in classic literature ?
It cannot be doubted that Sir Walter and Elizabeth were shocked and mortified by the loss of their companion, and the discovery of their deception in her.
He did not mention this to his daughter, but Natasha noticed her father's nervousness and anxiety and felt mortified by it.
Her elder cousins mortified her by reflections on her size, and abashed her by noticing her shyness: Miss Lee wondered at her ignorance, and the maid-servants sneered at her clothes; and when to these sorrows was added the idea of the brothers and sisters among whom she had always been important as playfellow, instructress, and nurse, the despondence that sunk her little heart was severe.
There was no positive ill-nature in Maria or Julia; and though Fanny was often mortified by their treatment of her, she thought too lowly of her own claims to feel injured by it.
"That is very true," replied Elizabeth, "and I could easily forgive HIS pride, if he had not mortified MINE."
For hungover Lewis Wilson, 20, was left mortified after looking out of his window to discover he'd taken home a random bike during a drunken night out with friends.
His solicitor, Gregor Kelly, said: "He is mortified by his disgusting behaviour.
The firm admitted it was "mortified" as it said its UK subsidiary, Serco Geografix, has taken responsibility for three offences of fraud and two of false accounting committed between 2010 and 2013 relating to understating profits from its electronic monitoring contracts with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).
Dr Barnes, who is also an expert adviser for NICE Centre for Guidelines and specialises in Parkinsons disease, said she was "delighted" to receive the MBE - but a bit "mortified" that she dropped her hat.
Pals said last night that dad-of-one Alex, 34, was "absolutely mortified" over the affair and was desperately trying to salvage his relationship with accountant wife Lynsey.
Rudd, who made the comment in an interview with BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine about online abuse suffered by women, said she was "mortified" by her "clumsy" use of language.