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
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The second object aimed at by the Bill was the gradual demoralization of the Circles themselves.
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.
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.
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.
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.
His appearance was cer- tainly that of a hairdresser's dummy; but in the great demoralization of the land he kept up his appearance.
Marcelo Morales, Police Regional Office-12 director, said the two NPA surrenderers opted to surrender due to brewing demoralization in the ranks of the NPA underground movement following the surrender of ranking rebel leaders in the past months.
So no one should wonder about the continuing corruption and demoralization in this country, which may as well be called, not RP (Republic of the Philippines), but 'RPI' (Republic of P*tang Ina).
Through the mechanisms of foreign agents, the sale of troops, demoralization, criminal reduction of the military personnel, elimination of the logistics system, elimination of the training system.
Government has not shown any seriousness towards addressing our painful plight as we have been subjected to untold hardship, frustrations and unprecedented levels of demoralization by the harsh effects of unaddressed festering issues including , but not limited to, perpetual half salaries (now up to 27 months) which our Unions were never in agreement to; unfulfilled collective agreements on staffing and proper composition of Governing Councils ; selective justice in the reinstatement of disengaged members of staff .