Subjection of the passions and appetites, by penance, abstinence, or painful severities inflicted on the body.
Deep humiliation or shame, from a loss of pride; painful embarassment, usually arising from exposure of a mistake; chagrin; vexation.
That which mortifies; the cause of humiliation, chagrin, or vexation.
Self-denial. St. Augustine says that by denying ourselves certain legitimate desires we strengthen ourselves to resist illegitimate desires. Mortification is an attempt to gain self-control and to free ourselves from minor or harmful things to devote our attention and energy to the things that are really important in life. Mortification is also a means of sharing our possessions with others, since by refusing to consume them ourselves, we are free to give them to those who are more in need.
an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect; "he had to undergo one humiliation after another"
(Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)
the process of stripping the individual of vestiges of the "old self," while the person is becoming resocialized into a new identity consistent with that group's beliefs and values
Acts of self-discipline, including prayer, hardship, austerities and penances undertaken for the sake of progress in virtue.
To dream that you feel mortified over any deed committed by yourself, is a sign that you will be placed in an unenviable position before those to whom you most wish to appear honorable and just. Financial conditions will fall low. To see mortified flesh, denotes disastrous enterprises and disappointment in love.