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mortified

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Definition exceedingly embarrassed, ashamed, or humiliated

See a comprehensive dictionary for less common senses of mortified including a sense of biological decay, and a sense of ascetic self-imposed hardship.
  • She was mortified when her father questioned the boy who came to pick her up.
mortified = exceedingly embarrassed, ashamed, or humiliated
  • The editor was mortified to discover one of her writers had plagiarized in a story.
  • I'm mortified Shane saw me half undressed.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • mortified = exceedingly embarrassed or humiliated
  • The thought alone was mortifying.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • mortifying = causing extreme embarrassment, shame, or humiliation
  • But when he looked down at the book to read the English translation, he stumbled over the word herb, pronouncing the h. Uncle Sam snorted and Aaron stopped, mortified.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • mortified = exceedingly embarrassed, ashamed, or humiliated
  • ] VOLP: This is call'd mortifying of a Fox.
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • You would be ready, no doubt, to mortify and scourge yourself for centuries together.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • Tracks of unknown creatures in the mortified loess.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • I could hide my mortification under it.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • It prevents mortification of the flesh.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • My parents would have been mortified if I wore a bathing suit in public.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Revenges burn in them; for their dear causes Would to the bleeding and the grim alarm Excite the mortified man.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • Her dad's words stung in her ears: I am so mortified you're my daughter.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • It's mortifying, for both of us.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Perhaps he was having a good time, but I was mortified.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • If one of them had asked, of course, I would have been mortified.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • A scowl of mortification and rage was upon his face.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The niece was now mortified by innumerable chickens, who rushed up to her feet for food, and by a shameless and maternal sow.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • With each passing minute, I'm developing a deeper appreciation of the word mortified," he said finally.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • [mortified] Senor Don Juan: you are uncivil to my friends.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman

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