Dictionary Results for mortification


1. mortification - noun

· strong feelings of embarrassment

Synonym(s): chagrin, humiliation

Hypernym(s): embarrassment




2. mortification - noun

· the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)

Synonym(s): necrosis, gangrene, sphacelus

Hypernym(s): death




3. mortification - noun

· an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect; "he had to undergo one humiliation after another"

Synonym(s): humiliation

Hypernym(s): case, instance, example




4. mortification - noun

· (Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)

Hypernym(s): self-denial, self-discipline, self-control





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