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Noun1.demoralisation - a state of disorder and confusion; "his inconsistency resulted in the demoralization of his staff"
confusion - disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably; "the army retreated in confusion"
2.demoralisation - depression resulting from an undermining of your morale
depression - sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
3.demoralisation - destroying the moral basis for a doctrine or policy
degradation, debasement - changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
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The design and object of this Institution is to reclaim the youthful criminal by firm but kind and judicious treatment; to make his prison a place of purification and improvement, not of demoralisation and corruption; to impress upon him that there is but one path, and that one sober industry, which can ever lead him to happiness; to teach him how it may be trodden, if his footsteps have never yet been led that way; and to lure him back to it if they have strayed: in a word, to snatch him from destruction, and restore him to society a penitent and useful member.
And if this old woman, the pawnbroker, has been murdered by someone of a higher class in society--for peasants don't pawn gold trinkets-- how are we to explain this demoralisation of the civilised part of our society?
Naturally the flood of beer wrought demoralisation.
The party has lost the Senate elections which has caused demoralisation in its ranks.
Hence, holding someone accountable for his actions cannot be and should not be seen as harassment and demoralisation of officers and obstruction in execution of projects.
IANS New Delhi The alleged multi-million dollar fraud on India's state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) by diamantaire Nirav Modi should not halt the entire system of corporate lending as demoralisation would set in among public sector bank (PSB) employees, industry body Assocham said on Sunday.
He said that with the change, new workers undermined those they found in office, causing demoralisation.
The punishment could lead to demoralisation of the law-enforcers.
During the first years of normalisation there was a rule, if I translate it into a polite phrase, that I have to stay in my post or there will be an even bigger bastard than myself," Zeman said, adding that this resulted in a deep demoralisation of Czechoslovakia.
Pour autant l'ancien chef de gouvernement dit ne pas vouloir remettre en cause les intentions ou prendre part a la demoralisation des citoyens.
Earlier, Lalu had held a former DGP Abhayanand, who had been appointed by Nitish in his previous term, responsible for the demoralisation of the state police force.
An ineptness that now manifests itself in the demoralisation of NHS staff.