Origin of mortification
Examples from the Web for mortification
“Hey, muffins,” he calls to his children, with a “wince of mortification” at the whole scene.
These deficiencies were a source of mortification all his life.Music: An Art and a Language|Walter Raymond Spalding
If some of these poor men are not taken prisoners, they will die of mortification at the slight.A Confederate Girl's Diary|Sarah Margan Dawson
The neighbours now and then combine for disputation, others give themselves up in deep solitude to meditation and mortification.The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)|Max Duncker
British Dictionary definitions for mortification
Word Origin and History for mortification
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.