demoralization


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de·mor·al·ize

 (dĭ-môr′ə-līz′, -mŏr′-)
tr.v. de·mor·al·ized, de·mor·al·iz·ing, de·mor·al·iz·es
1. To undermine the confidence or morale of; dishearten: an inconsistent policy that demoralized the staff.
2. To put into disorder; confuse.
3. To debase the morals of; corrupt.

de·mor′al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
de·mor′al·iz′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demoralization - destroying the moral basis for a doctrine or policy
degradation, debasement - changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
2.demoralization - 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"
3.demoralization - depression resulting from an undermining of your morale
depression - sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
Translations

demoralization

[dɪˌmɒrəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] demoralisation (British) n [person] → démoralisation f

demoralization

nEntmutigung f; (of troops etc)Demoralisierung f

demoralization

[dɪˌmɒrəlaɪˈzeɪʃn] ndemoralizzazione f
References in classic literature ?
The second object aimed at by the Bill was the gradual demoralization of the Circles themselves.
Every housewife who had once "bought at Freely's" felt a secret joy when she detected a similar perversion in her neighbour's practice, and soon only two or three old-fashioned mistresses of families held out in the protest against the growing demoralization, saying to their neighbours who came to sup with them, "I can't offer you Freely's beef, or Freely's cheesecakes; everything in our house is home-made; I'm afraid you'll hardly have any appetite for our plain pastry.
redoubled their efforts so effectually that before the blacks could recover from their temporary demoralization their ranks were broken and the red men had burst into the chamber.
A diversion must be tried, or demoralization would ensue.
Another evil, brought about by modern customs, which Rabourdin counted among the causes of this secret demoralization, was the fact that there is no real subordination in the administration in Paris; complete equality reigns between the head of an important division and the humblest copying-clerk; one is as powerful as the other in an arena outside of which each lords it in his own way.
I became an enthusiastic lover of the theatre; and with my craze for actors and the play, the work of my demoralization began.
You are bound either to fall a victim or to become a partisan in this incessant strife of ambitions, desires, and hatreds, in the midst of which you are placed; and by slow degrees the picture of vice triumphant and virtue made ridiculous produces its effect on a young man, and he wavers; life in Paris soon rubs the bloom from conscience, the infernal work of demoralization has begun, and is soon accomplished.
His appearance was cer- tainly that of a hairdresser's dummy; but in the great demoralization of the land he kept up his appearance.
The Committee observed certain flaws in the preparation of the team for the Belgium event including the failure to organize training camps well in time, appropriate selection of players and officials on merit, the fitness level of the players and the management of the players during the tournament which resulted in total demoralization of the team, whic led to such a debacle.
Strongly condemning the incident, the CM said the purpose of this terrorist attack was to create the sense of insecurity among the citizens and demoralization of the security forces, which is actually the work of the enemies of peace but it would never work.
Demoralization of administrative staff has led to a situation where QAU, in spite of having an administrative set up four times the size of the faculty, is a poorly managed institution.
He continues the argument he began in the first volume, specifying systems and forms of differentiation, examining stratified societies, societal consequences, and protest movements, and then turns to self-description, observing self-observation, the semantics of Old Europe, demoralization, and modernization.