Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb mortify

4 senses of mortify

Sense 1
mortify -- (practice self-denial of one's body and appetites)
       => mortify, subdue, crucify -- (hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh")
       => discipline, train, check, condition -- (develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?")

Sense 2
mortify, subdue, crucify -- (hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh")
       => control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate -- (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger")

Sense 3
humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase -- (cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss")
       => hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite -- (hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego")

Sense 4
necrose, gangrene, mortify, sphacelate -- (undergo necrosis; "the tissue around the wound necrosed")
       => waste, rot -- (become physically weaker; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world")

Antonyms of adj mortified

2 senses of mortified

Sense 1
gangrenous, mortified -- (suffering from tissue death)

INDIRECT (VIA unhealthy) -> healthy -- (having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease; "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit and healthy")

Sense 2
embarrassed, humiliated, mortified -- (made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride; "too embarrassed to say hello to his drunken father on the street"; "humiliated that his wife had to go out to work"; "felt mortified by the comparison with her sister")

INDIRECT (VIA ashamed) -> unashamed -- (used of persons or their behavior; feeling no shame)

Similarity of adj mortified

2 senses of mortified

Sense 1
gangrenous, mortified -- (suffering from tissue death)
       => unhealthy (vs. healthy) -- (not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers")

Sense 2
embarrassed, humiliated, mortified -- (made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride; "too embarrassed to say hello to his drunken father on the street"; "humiliated that his wife had to go out to work"; "felt mortified by the comparison with her sister")
       => ashamed (predicate) (vs. unashamed) -- (feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse; "are you ashamed for having lied?"; "felt ashamed of my torn coat")

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