mortified mortified  /ˈmɔr tə ˌfaɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) suffering from tissue death
  2. (adj) made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride
  3. (v) practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
  4. (v) hold within limits and control
  5. (v) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
  6. (v) undergo necrosis

Usage(s):

  1. I left, shutting his door, mortified.
  2. Worse yet, imagine you're that age, with those symptoms, fearing you've got some awful disease, and being too mortified to tell your parents or your doctor about it.
  3. Maybe, like me, you're mortified at your own geekiness.

News

  1. World-Herald editorial: Muslim cold war begins to turn hot

    Americans are rightly mortified by scenes of the terrible civil war now lashing Syria. Meanwhile, the bloodiest internal fighting since the withdrawal of U.S. troops has broken out in next-door Iraq.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Omaha World-Herald

  2. About Tonight: June 12, 2013

    Tonight: DC Bike Party leads an undercover bike ride, Mortified DC presents real teenage diary entries, NoMa and Dumbarton House offer outdoor movies, and there's more. [ more › ]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: DCist

Quotes

  1. "I think that's a totally different context. Harry Reid made a misstatement," Reed said. "He owned up to it. He apologized. I think he is mortified by the statement he's made. And I don't think he should step down."
    on Jan 9, 2010 By: Jack Reed Source: msnbc.com

  2. "I am mortified about what has happened," Watson told reporters. "More importantly, I cannot understand how I could have said what I am quoted as having said."
    on Oct 19, 2007 By: James Watson Source: Scientific American

  3. "Tracy, where do I start? First of all, you've shown me great respect and amazing support over the last three or four years and I'd just like to take this opportunity to apologise for the stupid comments and am deeply mortified that the whole thing...
    on Jun 9, 2009 By: Gordon Ramsay Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

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