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Definition of mortifying:

  1. of Mortify
  2. Subduing the appetites, desires, etc.; as, mortifying penances.
  3. Tending to humble or abase; humiliating; as, a mortifying repulse.
  4. Tending to mortify; affected by, or having symptoms of, mortification; as, a mortifying wound; mortifying flesh.


demeaning, sticky, undignified, humbling, embarrassed, unpleasant, shameful, guilty, unenviable, embarrassing, ignominious, unfortunate, awkward, humiliating, painful.

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