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What is another word for mortifying?

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Adjective
Causing great shame or embarrassment
“It's mortifying that my middle-aged mother is marrying a guy who is only four years older than me.”
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Causing great humiliation or mortification
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Causing distress, dread or alarm
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Intended to make someone feel humiliated
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Causing anger or hurt feelings in others
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Highly destructive or damaging
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Verb
Present participle for to disturb the composure of
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“But all his successes only tended to mortify the King's jealous spirit more and more.”
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Present participle for to offend or displease someone
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“You mortify me with your confounded twaddle.”
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Present participle for to feel, or cause to feel, embarrassed or humiliated
“I knew full well that the things I said to them were designed either to make fun of them or to mortify and humiliate them.”
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Present participle for to bring shame or discredit to
“It was a manifestation that seemed purposely to mortify and shame all the notions of superiority and greatness they had ever before cherished.”
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Present participle for to feel, or cause to feel, upset or disappointed
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“The news would mortify them. Giving birth to an illegitimate child was not, she told Ivy, the kind of ill-doing which her mother would tolerate.”
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Present participle for to discipline (one's body, appetites etc) by suppressing desires
“If we have not fervor to mortify the body by great penances, let us at least practice some little fortifications, let us bear with patience the pains that happen to us.”
Verb
Present participle for to decompose, typically due to being affected by gangrene or necrosis
“I've got a very nasty injury to my hand. Bad enough to require minor surgery, with the possibility of deep infection, loss of the limb, perhaps death. There's a word for it, when one of your limbs starts to mortify.”
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Present participle for to speak to or treat with disrespect or scornful abuse
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Present participle for to take away the self-esteem or conceit from
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Present participle for to lower in standing, or to bring dishonor or shame to
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Present participle for to make emotionally sad or depressed
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Present participle for to belittle or express disapproval of
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