[ US /dɪˈmɔɹəˌɫaɪz/ ]
VERB
  1. confuse or put into disorder
    the boss's behavior demoralized everyone in the office
  2. corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    Do school counselors subvert young children?
    corrupt the morals
    debauch the young people with wine and women
    Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
  3. lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her
    These news depressed her
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How To Use demoralize In A Sentence

  • This was further compounded by the fact that Victorian children moved up to twenty corves per day, whilst being sick, malnourished and demoralised in many cases.
  • A comparatively low level of casualties can demoralize both individual military units and the entire army.
  • He also gets to brag to his base about that victory, even as he demoralizes conservative voters. The Real GOP Debt Choice
  • Mr Papandreou's Pasok, embittered and demoralised, remains unable to evolve from unreconstructed popularism and anti-right rhetoric.
  • Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future. Adolf Hitler 
  • That is what happens when you poison your growth through letting others diminish, marginalize and demoralize you from reaching your potential.
  • Think of the thousands and millions that are being demoralized by games of chance, by marbles -- when they play for keeps -- by billiards and croquet, by fox and geese, authors, halma, tiddledywinks and pigs in clover. The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume VIII. Interviews
  • ‘People are very demoralized and unhappy,’ a former administration official said.
  • Many opponents of the war were demoralised.
  • In becoming that figure, he also brought out the essential weakness of official Unionism, its demoralised passivity, its sentimental traditionalism, its dearth of ideas, its hangdog lack of creative energy.
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