Synonyms of mortification


1. chagrin, humiliation, mortification, embarrassment

usage: strong feelings of embarrassment

2. necrosis, mortification, gangrene, sphacelus, death

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

3. humiliation, mortification, case, instance, example

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

4. mortification, self-denial, self-discipline, self-control

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

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