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Definition 1: causing awareness of your shortcomings - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where mortifying or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • golf is a humbling game

Synonyms for mortifying in the sense of this definition

(mortifying is similar to ...) lacking dignity

Definition 2: causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where mortifying or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the embarrassing moment when she found her petticoat down around her ankles
  • it was mortifying to know he had heard every word

Synonyms for mortifying in the sense of this definition

(mortifying is similar to ...) offensive or disagreeable; causing discomfort or unhappiness

"an unpleasant personality" "unpleasant repercussions" "unpleasant odors"

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