demoralised


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Adj.1.demoralised - made less hopeful or enthusiastic; "desperate demoralized people looking for work"; "felt discouraged by the magnitude of the problem"; "the disheartened instructor tried vainly to arouse their interest"
pessimistic - expecting the worst possible outcome
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As he worked to restore us by speech and action, he reminded me of a grey-muzzled collie herding demoralised sheep.
Never was seen so destitute and demoralised an Afghan.
Porkiss was demoralised with fear, nor was his peace of mind restored when Revere said coldly: "Oh
Yet while so deeply demoralised he was capable again of an impulse denoting - at least by his present measure - extraordinary resolution; of retracing his steps to the spot where he had turned cold with the extinction of his last pulse of doubt as to there being in the place another presence than his own.
The officer in command of this regiment saluted Ignosi as king, and informed him that Twala's army had taken refuge in the town, whither Twala himself had also escaped, but he thought that they were thoroughly demoralised, and would surrender.
I didn't bring anything " began Rose, but was interrupted by the Brats (otherwise Will and Geordie), who appeared bearing the big bundle, so much demoralised by its fall that a red flannel tunic trailed out at one end and a little blue dressing-gown at the other, while the knobs proved to be a toilet-case, rubbers, and a silver mug.
When his ring at the gate- bell is expected, or takes place, every young lady who can, under any pretence, look out of window, looks out of window; while every young lady who is 'practising,' practises out of time; and the French class becomes so demoralised that the mark goes round as briskly as the bottle at a convivial party in the last century.
Directly, in that demoralised crowd, trouble broke out.
STAFF at Coventry's central library are becoming increasingly demoralised at the prospect of public toilets being built on the ground floor.
IT IS truly shocking that seven out of ten nurses are so demoralised that they want to quit the NHS.
However, I do not recognise the observation that teachers are demoralised, undervalued and unable to maintain order.
Managing director Steve Wake said: "A trusted North-East client of ours asked us for some help in re-motivating her demoralised staff in her London office and our brief was to come up with something different and out of the ordinary.