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1Great embarrassment and shame.‘they mistook my mortification for an admission of guilt’embarrassment, humiliation, chagrin, discomfiture, discomposure, awkwardness, shame, loss of facesubduing, suppression, subjugation, control, controlling, restraintView synonyms
2The action of subduing one's bodily desires.‘mortification of the flesh has a long tradition in some religions’
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