mortify mortify  /ˈmɔr tɪ ˌfaɪ/


  1. (v) practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
  2. (v) hold within limits and control
  3. (v) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
  4. (v) undergo necrosis


  • I went into the wrong lane of traffic and was mortified when the police flagged me down and gave me a ticket.


  1. "If the press has the right to offend or to mortify, the people should have the right to reply," Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel said.
    on Feb 24, 2009 By: Aquilino Pimentel Jr Source: GulfNews

  2. Meryl said that "I like to sing but when you have children they don't let you. I don't know if Placido Domingo has this problem, but my kids put their hands over their ears and yell, 'Mom, Shut up! My friends will hear you. The dancing will mortify...
    on Jul 3, 2008 By: Meryl Streep Source: In Entertainment (blog)

  3. "Blessed be those who mortify their will till the end," John Climacus said, for they "shall be placed on the right of Christ."
    on Feb 11, 2009 By: John Climacus Source: Catholic News Agency

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