1. mortify, mortify, subdue, crucify, discipline, train, check, condition

usage: practice self-denial of one's body and appetites

2. mortify, subdue, crucify, control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate

usage: hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"

3. humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase, hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite

usage: cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"

4. necrose, gangrene, mortify, sphacelate, waste, rot

usage: undergo necrosis; "the tissue around the wound necrosed"


1. embarrassing, mortifying, unpleasant (vs. pleasant)

usage: causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation; "the embarrassing moment when she found her petticoat down around her ankles"; "it was mortifying to know he had heard every word"

2. demeaning, humbling, humiliating, mortifying, undignified (vs. dignified)

usage: causing awareness of your shortcomings; "golf is a humbling game"

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