“Hey, muffins,” he calls to his children, with a “wince of mortification” at the whole scene.
Ethelind was little less astonished than Beatrice had been, and truly did she feel for her mortification.
To have failed so quickly and so completely—oh, the mortification of it!
And it was through his efforts that we were subjected to all the mortification of so much publicity.
Marcia is struck with amazement, nay, more, a touch of mortification.
Now he woke to his sober wits with a chill of mortification and disappointment not to be expressed.
She had been deceived, and a mortification, mingled with dread, was the result of her mistake.
But even if it were not to be done with safety she must give way to them now, anger and mortification forcing them from her eyes.
If it is to apologize to me, I will save your vanity the mortification.
After much expostulation to no purpose, they were obliged, with whatever reluctance and mortification, to return on board.
late 14c., "mortifying the flesh, suppression of bodily desires," from Late Latin mortificationem (nominative mortificatio) "a killing, putting to death," from past participle stem of mortificare (see mortify). Sense of "feeling of humiliation" first recorded 1640s.
mortification mor·ti·fi·ca·tion (môr'tə-fĭ-kā'shən)
Death or decay of one part of a living body; gangrene; necrosis.