What does demoralize mean?

Definitions for demoralizedɪˈmɔr əˌlaɪz, -ˈmɒr-

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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

  2. Origin: [F. dmoraliser; pref. d- (L. dis- or de) + moraliser. See Moralize.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of demoralize in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of demoralize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Adam Eidinger:

    This is a big issue and if you are going to overturn an election, you are going to demoralize young Democrats across the country.

  2. Adam Eidinger:

    This is a big issue and if you are going to overturn an election, you are going to demoralize young Democrats across the country, this isn't some bill that can be butchered behind closed doors.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Life's challenges are not meant to demoralize you. Rather, they are meant to toughen you in order for you to become stronger and eventually to discover who you are meant to be (truly). ~Emeasoba George

  4. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Never allow hardships, difficulties, failures, mistakes, disappointments or things like that to discourage or demoralize you. Rather, let them become motivations or inspirations to your own self and others. Truly, your hardships, difficulties, failures, mistakes, disappointments or things like that can motivate or inspire you for life. As well, they can dishearten (discourage) you for life depending on your outlook (your attitude to life) and approach. I (personally) can testify to that. ~Emeasoba George.

  5. Maribel Garcia:

    Michael Jackson tweeted on March 26. The controversy over the condition of the elephant has gone all the way to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The socialist leader said that Ruperta’s condition is due to old age and that the claim that she is underfed is a conspiracy driven by enemies of the state trying to demoralize the country and, especially, children. Ruperta is 46 years old, middle aged for an African elephant that typically live to age 65 or 70. Maribel Garcia, the animal rights activist who first sounded the alarms on Ruperta’s health, told Fox News that for too long the elephant had been eating just pumpkins and some grass. The elephant should be weighing 7 tons, Maribel Garcia explained, but Maribel Garcia is currently at just 4. Elephants feed on carrots, grass, vegetables, fruits and bamboo leaves, we believe that the diet of just pumpkins and the absence of her veterinarian who has treated her for more than 10 years influenced the elephant to be in that state.

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