mortified

To be mortified is to be extremely embarrassed. If your pants fell down in class, you'd be mortified.

In science, mortified describes body tissue that's severely decayed. But the most common meaning of this word has to do with hurt feelings, not rotting flesh. You're mortified when you're so ashamed or embarrassed that you wish you could just shrivel up and die — kind of like mortified flesh, actually. Though people get embarrassed often, being mortified is a little more rare and a lot more severe. It means about the same as humiliated.

Primary Meanings of mortified

1.
adj
made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride
2.
adj
suffering from tissue death
Full Definitions of mortified
1

adj made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride

“felt mortified by the comparison with her sister”
Synonyms:
embarrassed, humiliated
ashamed
feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse
2

adj suffering from tissue death

Synonyms:
gangrenous
unhealthy
not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind

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