Definition of mortification in English:

mortification

noun

  • 1Great embarrassment and shame:

    ‘they mistook my mortification for an admission of guilt’
    embarrassment, humiliation, chagrin, discomfiture, discomposure, awkwardness, shame, loss of face
    subduing, suppression, subjugation, control, controlling, restraint
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  • 2The action of subduing one's bodily desires:

    ‘mortification of the flesh has a long tradition in some religions’

Pronunciation:

mortification

/ˌmɔːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃn/