Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun mortification

4 senses of mortification

Sense 1
chagrin, humiliation, mortification -- (strong feelings of embarrassment)
       => embarrassment -- (the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public)

Sense 2
necrosis, mortification, gangrene, sphacelus -- (the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply))
       => death -- (the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism; "the animal died a painful death")

Sense 3
humiliation, mortification -- (an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect; "he had to undergo one humiliation after another")
       => case, instance, example -- (an occurrence of something; "it was a case of bad judgment"; "another instance occurred yesterday"; "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths")

Sense 4
mortification -- ((Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself))
       => self-denial, self-discipline, self-control -- (the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses)

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