Definition of Demoralize

1. Verb. Corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality. "Corrupt the morals"




2. Verb. Lower someone's spirits; make downhearted. "The performance is likely to demoralize Sue"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
Exact synonyms: Cast Down, Deject, Demoralise, Depress, Dismay, Dispirit, Get Down
Specialized synonyms: Chill
Generic synonyms: Discourage
Derivative terms: Dejection, Demoralisation, Demoralization, Depressant, Depressant, Dismay
Antonyms: Elate

3. Verb. Confuse or put into disorder. "The boss's behavior demoralized everyone in the office"
Generic synonyms: Bedevil, Befuddle, Confound, Confuse, Discombobulate, Fox, Fuddle, Throw
Derivative terms: Demoralization

Definition of Demoralize

1. v. t. 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.

Definition of Demoralize

1. Verb. (American spelling) To destroy morale; to dishearten. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Demoralize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Demoralize

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Literary usage of Demoralize

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1. Southern History of the War: The First Year of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1864)
"Its Date in the Yankee Mind—demoralize tion of the Idea of the Sovereignty of Numbers.—Experience of Minorities in American ..."

2. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents by United States President, James Daniel Richardson (1897)
"This bill, which proposes to give him land at an almost nominal price out of the property of the Government, will go far to demoralize the people and ..."

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