Definitions for demoralizedɪˈmɔr əˌlaɪz, -ˈmɒr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•mor•al•izedɪˈmɔr əˌlaɪz, -ˈmɒr-(v.t.)-ized, -iz•ing.

  1. to deprive (a person or persons) of spirit, courage, discipline, etc.; destroy the morale of.

  2. to throw (a person) into disorder or confusion; bewilder.

  3. to corrupt or undermine the morals of.

Origin of demoralize:

1785–95; < F démoraliser. See de -, moral

de•mor′al•iz`er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect(verb)

    corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

    "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"

  2. depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise(verb)

    lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

    "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"

  3. demoralize(verb)

    confuse or put into disorder

    "the boss's behavior demoralized everyone in the office"

Wiktionary

  1. demoralize(Verb)

    To destroy morale; to dishearten.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Demoralize(verb)

    to corrupt or undermine in morals; to destroy or lessen the effect of moral principles on; to render corrupt or untrustworthy in morals, in discipline, in courage, spirit, etc.; to weaken in spirit or efficiency

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