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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Causing awareness of your shortcomings; Causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation.

Usage examples (32)
  • All allusions, therefore, recalling his mortifying defeat were disagreeable to him.
  • The first object on which the blacksmith's eyes rested kindled him with indignation, and recalled mortifying memories.
  • Either of them had only to mention the word "mortifying" to send
  • After all, she did find it 'mortifying' to have been named the Sexiest Woman Alive last year. for more
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