Definition of mortification:
- A gift to some charitable or religious institution; - nearly synonymous with mortmain.
- Destruction of active qualities; neutralization.
- Hence: Deprivation or depression of self- approval; abatement or pride; humiliation; chagrin; vexation.
- Subjection of the passions and appetites, by penance, absistence, or painful severities inflicted on the body.
- That which mortifies; the cause of humiliation, chagrin, or vexation.
- The act of mortifying, or the condition of being mortified
- The death of one part of an animal body, while the rest continues to live; loss of vitality in some part of a living animal; gangrene.
embarrassment, confusion, disappointment, abasement, discomfiture, gangrene, slough, purgation, fluster, disgrace, penance, remorse, sphacelus, humiliation, discomfort, discomposure, respect, discipline, degradation, guilt, chagrin, debasement, necrosis, inhibition, disconcertment, ignominy, regret, abashment, win, guilt trip.
- "Not Pretty, But Precious", John Hay, et al..
- "Under the Skylights", Henry Blake Fuller.
- "The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare", J. J. Jusserand.