mortifying

adjective
mor·​ti·​fy·​ing | \ ˈmȯr-tə-ˌfī-iŋ \

Definition of mortifying

: causing feelings of strong shame or embarrassment a mortifying experience They would tell each other secrets that no one else would hear, they would discuss sex in a way that would be mortifying in other company.— Richard Flaste

Other Words from mortifying

mortifyingly adverb
The document deluge has offered plenty of mortifyingly frank appraisals of foreign leaders … — Hendrik Hertzberg

First Known Use of mortifying

1833, in the meaning defined above

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