Definition of mortification
1 : the subjection and denial of bodily passions and appetites by abstinence or self-inflicted pain or discomfort was customary to practice mortification during Lent
3a : a sense of humiliation and shame caused by something that wounds one's pride or self-respect the mortification of being jilted by a little boarding-school girl — Washington Irvingb : the cause of such humiliation or shame
Examples of mortification in a Sentence
the mortification of being dumped the night before the prom
First Known Use of mortification
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