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Synonyms for mortification
ˌmɔr tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃənmor·ti·fi·ca·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. mortification

    Chagrin unites disappointment with some degree of humiliation. A rainy day may bring disappointment; needless failure in some enterprise brings chagrin. Shame involves the consciousness of fault, guilt, or impropriety; chagrin of failure of judgment, or harm to reputation. A consciousness that one has displayed his own ignorance will cause him mortification, however worthy his intent; if there was a design to deceive, the exposure will cover him with shame.

    chagrin, confusion, disappointment, discomposure, dismay, humiliation, shame, vexation

    delight, exultation, glory, rejoicing, triumph

    He felt deep chagrin at (because of, on account of) failure.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chagrin, humiliation, mortificationnoun

    strong feelings of embarrassment

    humiliation, sphacelus, gangrene, chagrin, abasement, necrosis

  2. necrosis, mortification, gangrene, sphacelusnoun

    the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)

    humiliation, slough, gangrene, chagrin, necrosis, sphacelus

  3. humiliation, mortificationnoun

    an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect

    "he had to undergo one humiliation after another"

    humiliation, sphacelus, gangrene, chagrin, abasement, necrosis

  4. mortificationnoun

    (Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)

    humiliation, sphacelus, gangrene, chagrin, necrosis

Editors Contribution

  1. yayg

    to yayg through arduous unwavering ascetical efforts and unceasing prayer to attain a victory of spirit against temptation over the flesh. mortification of the flesh is an act by which an individual or group seeks to mortify, or put to death, their sinful nature, as a part of the process of sanctification. in christianity, common forms of mortification that are practiced to this day include fasting, abstinence, as well as when you deny yourself pleasures like sex, recreational use of drugs as part of a religious fast, this is an example of a way to mortify yourself.

    then once again i fell prostrate before the lord for forty days and forty nights; i ate no bread and drank no water, because of all the sin you had committed, doing what was evil in the lord's sight and provoke his anger. - ◄ deuteronomy 9:18 ► __________ then jesus was led by the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil. after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. the tempter came to him and said ... - ◄ matthew 4 ► ___________ then as he lay and slept under a broom tree, suddenly an angel touched him, and said to him, “arise and eat.” 6 then he looked, and there by his head was a cake baked on coals, and a jar of water. so he ate and drank, and lay down again. and the angel of the lord came back the second time, and touched him, and said, “arise and eat, because the journey is too great for you. so he arose, and ate and drank; and he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights as far as horeb, the mountain of god. ◄1 kings 19 ►

    Submitted by anonymous on December 7, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mortificationnoun

    (Med.) gangrene, SPHACELUS, NECROSIS

  2. mortificationnoun

    discontent, dissatisfaction, displeasure, vexation, chagrin, disappointment

  3. mortificationnoun

    humiliation, self-abasement, self-denial

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. mortificationnoun

    gangrene, chagrin, humiliation, abasement, embarrassment, repression, subjection

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. mortification

    Gangrene, necrosis

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  1. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    Who, in after life, can help smiling at the fancies in which early anticipation revelled ; how absurd, how impossible, do they not now appear! Yet, in such mockery lurks much of bitterness : the laugh rings hollow from many a disappointment, and many a mortification.

  2. John Owen:

    Mortification from a self-strength, carried on by ways of self-invention, unto the end of a self-righteousness, is the soul and substnace of all false religion in the world.

  3. Alice Thomas Ellis:

    Those who live on vanity must, not unreasonably, expect to die of mortification.

  4. Raoul Vaneigem:

    Never before has a civilization reached such a degree of a contempt for life; never before has a generation, drowned in mortification, felt such a rage to live.

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