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adjective Gangrenous, necrotic.

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adjective Extremely embarrassed (i.e., “embarrassed to death”).


Relating to or affected with gangrene.
Synonym(s): mortified.
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There was no positive ill-nature in Maria or Julia; and though Fanny was often mortified by their treatment of her, she thought too lowly of her own claims to feel injured by it.
It cannot be doubted that Sir Walter and Elizabeth were shocked and mortified by the loss of their companion, and the discovery of their deception in her.
Carey thought Philip very young for this, and her heart went out to the motherless child; but her attempts to gain his affection were awkward, and the boy, feeling shy, received her demonstrations with so much sullenness that she was mortified.
You are such a diplomat that it is really tiresome," said Natasha in a mortified voice that trembled slightly.
Will Ladislaw, meanwhile, was mortified, and knew the reason of it clearly enough.
Pinocchio, mortified at being taken for a crab, said resentfully:
But if the former Mr Jordan was embarrassed, Cockernee geezer Danny Dyer was mortified as his little girl Sunnie spilled the beans in spectacular fashion.
Steven Stewart was mortified when an angry mum told him her 12-yearold daughter found the hardcore clip on his page when looking for details of the memorial service for a relative who recently died.
Kim was mortified," a source told Grazia magazine of Kanye's interruption.
Outside court, Travis, 69, said: "Whilst I'm relieved I've been able to prove I'm not a sexual predator, I'm mortified and I'm really disappointed that I was convicted of one count.
I am mortified by this mistake and apologise unreservedly for it.
Her VMAs performance absolutely mortified him and he couldn't be more embarrassed.