trouble, annoyance, grievance, irritation, nuisance, bother, worry, pest, plague, Inf. sore subject; confusion, perplexity, abashment, bewilderment; embarrassment, disconcertment, discomposure; intimidation, perturbation, consternation, trepidation, browbeating.
mortified, adj. 1. humiliated, humbled, meekened, made to die a thousand deaths, made to eat humble pie; shamed, disgraced, dishonored, reproached; discredited, disfavored, SI. in the doghouse; debased, degraded, abased, vitiated.
2. belittled, disparaged, deprecated, derogated, deflated, decried; reduced, lowered, depressed, devalued, depreciated.
3. confused, abashed, perplexed, bewildered, confounded, dumfounded; intimidated, daunted, cowed, perturbed, browbeaten; embarrassed, put to the blush, made to blush, made to change color; dissatisfied, chagrined, discontented, vexed, disappointed, put out, displeased; harassed, irritated, bothered, provoked, harried, hectored, plagued, worried, annoyed, troubled.
4. crushed, broken, routed, discomfited, destroyed, overwhelmed, obliterated, smashed, conquered, vanquished.
5. Pathology, gangrenous, necrotic, rotted, suppurative, corrupted, decayed, decomposed, putrified, putrid, cankerous.
mortify, v. 1. humiliate, humble, bring down, Inf. take or bring down a notch or peg, SI. put down, make [s.o.] eat humble pie, pull down, make lowly, bring low, teach [s.o.] his place, Inf. make [s.o.] sing small, meeken, chasten, subdue; disgrace, shame, dishonor, put to shame, fill with shame; degrade, debase, abase, vitiate, lower, depress, reduce, demote, downgrade.
2. demean, belittle, disparage, deprecate, depreciate, decry, deflate, derogate.
3. confuse, abash, perplex, bewilder, confound, nonplus, dumfound; intimidate, daunt, cow, perturb, browbeat; embarrass, put to the blush, make [s.o.] blush, make [s.o.] change color; dissatisfy, chagrin, cause discontent, vex, disappoint, put out, displease; harass, irritate, disquiet, bother, provoke, harry, hector, plague, pester, worry, annoy, trouble.
4. crush, break, destroy, defeat utterly, rout, discomfit, overwhelm, obliterate, smash, conquer, vanquish, bring to one's knees, tread or trample underfoot.
5. (all of the body) subjugate by asceticism, practice rigorous austerities, discipline, deny, sacrifice, fast, abstain, do penance, flagellate, wear a hair shirt, sit in sackcloth and ashes; purify, cleanse, purge, macerate, lustrate.
6. Pathology, gangrene, necrose, rot, sphacelate, suppurate, corrupt, decay, decompose, putrify, putresce, fester, canker.
mortifying, adj. 1. humiliating, humbling; shameful, disgraceful, Obs. reproachful; disreputable, dis-favorable, discreditable.
2. belittling, derogatory, deprecatory, disparaging, depreciatory, demeaning, deflating.
3. confusing, perplexing, bewildering, confounding; intimidating, daunting, disconcerting, perturbing; embarrassing; dissatisfying, vexing, disappointing, displeasing; irritating, bothersome, disquieting, provoking, harrying, hectoring, plaguing, pestering, worrying, annoying, troubling.
4. crushing, overwhelming, obliterating, smashing.