demoralization

[ US /dɪˌmɔɹəɫɪˈzeɪʃən/ ]
NOUN
  1. depression resulting from an undermining of your morale
  2. destroying the moral basis for a doctrine or policy
  3. a state of disorder and confusion
    his inconsistency resulted in the demoralization of his staff
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How To Use demoralization In A Sentence

  • When, to the next word, "staircase," again, he said "scar," his demoralization was almost complete. The Window at the White Cat
  • The demoralization of the narcotist is not, like that of the drunkard, rapid, violent, and palpable; but gradual, insidious, perceptible at first only to close observers and intimate friends. Hygienic Physiology : with Special Reference to the Use of Alcoholic Drinks and Narcotics
  • It was a school of artistic expression that “vividly depicted and excoriated the corruption, frantic pleasure seeking and general demoralisation [5] of Germany following its defeat in the war and the ineffectual Weimar Republic which governed until the arrival in power of the Nazi Party in 1933.” A Progressive on the Prairie » Book Review: Wolf Among Wolves by Hans Fallada » Print
  • The number of people who've posted remarks along the lines of "I know it's racist, but I'm British ..." is indicative of the demoralisation and discombobulation of non-Muslim Brits you speak of. Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...
  • Moreover, this enforced withdrawal from social integration can quickly cause the kind of demoralization so often associated with old age.
  • The demoralisation generated by the occupation was taken full advantage of by the Communists to establish a socialist republic.
  • The very terms "grisette" and "lorette" by which young women unblest with wealth or social rank are commonly designated, involve the idea of demoralization -- no man would apply them to one whom he respected and of whose good opinion he was solicitous. Glances at Europe In a Series of Letters from Great Britain, France, Italy, Switzerland, &c. During the Summer of 1851.
  • The poor areas may have generated more crime and disorder as a consequence of anonymity, demoralization and despair.
  • They did the impossible again, when they assembled a rag-tag scrabble of an army under an inexperienced commanding general and proceeded to defeat the world’s greatest military power of the time in a long and arduous struggle against guns, weather, poverty and demoralization, for the prize of freedom and the opportunity to start anew. Al Gore's Inaugural Address: January 20, 2009
  • The third session of the council ended that Saturday, and a state of demoralization hung over the bishops until they reconvened, ten months later.
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