A lowering in or deprivation of character or self-esteem
Whatever the European sovereigns and commanders may do to countenance Bonaparte, and to cause me, and us in general, annoyance and mortification, our opinion of Bonaparte cannot alter.
He died soon afterwards (48) of fatigue and mortification (Caesar, Bell.
It was a bitter mortification to Alexander, before whose imagination new vistas had just opened out eastwards, where there beckoned the unknown world of the Ganges and its splendid kings.
But while he insists on repentance and mortification, he says nothing about public confession or discipline.
Lord Auckland had the double mortification of seeing his policy a complete failure and of being superseded before his errors could be rectified.