Origin of mortify
synonym study for mortify
OTHER WORDS FROM mortifymor·ti·fi·er, nounmor·ti·fy·ing·ly, adverbpre·mor·ti·fy, verb (used with object), pre·mor·ti·fied, pre·mor·ti·fy·ing.
How to use mortify in a sentence
For 150 years its mortifying confusions have been swept under the carpet with the court adjudication “stubborn child.”
This of course exposed me to the mortifying risk of having my requests remain unanswered or worse, turned down.
I'll share one that may not be the biggest lie I've ever told, but is certainly the most mortifying.Friday Forum: What's the Biggest Lie You've Ever Told?|Megan McArdle|January 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Like us, their output ranges from the mundane to the mortifying.Celebrity Rants! Courtney Love, Ashley Judd & More Stars Uncensored|Lizzie Skurnick|April 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was such a damper as to be most mortifying to an enthusiastic girl, and she drew into herself in a moment.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
The English, fearing a ruse, continued to stand to their arms till their scouts confirmed the mortifying intelligence.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
There have been mortifying failures, but there have been positive successes in the eleven years.The Leaven in a Great City|Lillian William Betts
Besides, the mortifying experience at the Paris Exposition has dampened even my perennially youthful enthusiasm.In Search of the Unknown|Robert W. Chambers
Certainly it was a mortifying matter for all concerned, and not least for Cluny; the more credit that he took it as he did.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 10 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson