Definitions

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  • adjective Deeply embarrased; painfully humiliated.
  • imp. & p. p. of mortify.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of mortify.

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  • adjective made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride
  • adjective suffering from tissue death

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Examples

  • I seem to recall reading that Ravel did something similar on purpose, omitting the composers 'names from a concert program and then sitting in mortified amusement as the pro-Ravel claque unwittingly booed his own piece.

    Reading Session

  • The word mortified sounded like you'd gone to granite, like you couldn't move to save your soul.

    Nineteen Minutes

  • It is the wisdom of those who desire to have their sin mortified to make a good use of reproaches that come from ill will, and to turn them into reproofs.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • I have a real regard for him, and was beyond expression mortified to find it, as I thought, so ill bestowed We were both warm, and of course both to blame.

    Lady Susan

  • I have a real regard for him, and was beyond expression mortified to find it, as I thought, so ill bestowed We were both warm, and of course both to blame.

    Lady Susan

  • I have a real regard for him, and was beyond expression mortified to find it, as I thought, so ill bestowed We were both warm, and of course both to blame.

    Lady Susan

  • "mortified" - as emotional memorial services to the dead were held in Whitehaven and

    News round-up

  • Google "mortified" it collected e-mail, URLS, passwords from Wi-Fi networks

    Group gives Obama administration poor grades on Internet privacy

  • And while Google said it was "mortified" by its discovery, apologized again, and announced some measures to beef up privacy awareness within its ranks, the admission could expose the company to greater global scrutiny, fines and potential lawsuits, experts said.

    Google 'mortified' that Street View cars scarfed up e-mail, passwords; privacy criticism intensifies

  • Google "mortified" Street View cars collected email, URLs, passwords; new regulatory scrutiny around globe

    Video: Google CEO on Street View

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  • But family pride

    Must be denied

    And set aside

    And mortified...

    -- W.S. Gilbert, The Mikado

    August 21, 2008