Definitions for demoralizedɪˈmɔr əˌlaɪz, -ˈmɒr-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
de•mor•al•izedɪˈmɔr əˌlaɪz, -ˈmɒr-(v.t.)-ized, -iz•ing.
to deprive (a person or persons) of spirit, courage, discipline, etc.; destroy the morale of.
to throw (a person) into disorder or confusion; bewilder.
to corrupt or undermine the morals of.
Origin of demoralize:
1785–95; < F démoraliser. See de -, moral
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"
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"
confuse or put into disorder
"the boss's behavior demoralized everyone in the office"
To destroy morale; to dishearten.
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