Then we relapsed into a discomfited silence, and wished we were anywhere else. But Miss Thorn relieved the situation by laughing aloud, and with such a hearty enjoyment that instead of getting angry and more mortified we began to laugh ourselves, and instantly felt better.
(obsolete) To affect with vexation, chagrin, or humiliation; to humble; to depress.
the news of the fatal battle of Worcester, which exceedingly mortified our expectations
How often is the ambitious man mortified with the very praises he receives, if they do not rise so high as he thinks they ought!