mortifying mortifying


  1. (adj) causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation
  2. (adj) causing awareness of your shortcomings


  1. When it's just mortifying, there's always breast-reduction surgery or, of course, the bro.
  2. Writing this often mortifying story had made me feel vulnerable enough, but when Hollywood called to show interest in filming it, I wondered whether my psyche would survive.
  3. And parental physical incompetence can be mortifying.


  • Bra Boutiques Bloom as Big Bazongas Bewilder the Bamboobled!

    Strapping in for the long haul. (Photo by Vecchio/Three Lions/Getty Images) As a young woman, one of the most memorable coming-of-age moments is being taken to get your first bra: equal parts mortifying and thrilling, it’s one of those prepubescent rites that most adults wouldn’t care to repeat. And yet a colleague and I recently found ourselves re-enacting a scene from Judy Blume in the ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

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