demoralizing


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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.

demoralizing

(dɪˈmɒrəlaɪzɪŋ) or

demoralising

adj
dispiriting; disheartening
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.demoralizing - destructive of morale and self-reliance
discouraging - depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action; "where never is heard a discouraging word"

demoralizing

adjective disheartening, discouraging, depressing, crushing, disappointing, daunting, dampening, dispiriting Persistent disapproval or criticism can be highly demoralizing.
encouraging, comforting, cheering, reassuring, heartening

demoralizing

adjective
Translations

demoralizing

[dɪˈmɒrəlaɪzɪŋ] ADJdesmoralizador

demoralizing

[dɪˈmɒrəlaɪzɪŋ] demoralising (British) adj (= disheartening) [experience] → démoralisant(e)demo tape ncassette f de démo

demoralizing

adjentmutigend; (for troops etc) → demoralisierend

demoralizing

[dɪˈmɒrlaɪzɪŋ] adjdemoralizzante
References in classic literature ?
Only the north-west phase of that mighty display is not demoralizing to the same extent, because between the hail and sleet squalls of a north-westerly gale one can see a long way ahead.
He sat back upon the bench then and glared at the open doors and the key, realizing now that they were part of a well-laid scheme of refined torture, none the less demoralizing because it inflicted no physical suffering.
Even political principle must have been in danger of relaxation under such circumstances; and the violin, faithful to rotten boroughs, must have been tempted to fraternize in a demoralizing way with a reforming violoncello.
KARACHI -- Former Test opener, chief selector and head coach Mohsin Khan Tuesday said crashing out of Pakistan junior team from the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup was demoralizing.
Hassan witnessed American military personnel attacking innocent civilians, soldiers so severely wounded that they were not sent back home for fear of demoralizing the public and undercutting support for the war, the remains of a South Vietnamese solider brutally executed for desertion while an American commander looked on, the remains of babies slain execution-style, and much more.
While vision loss can be devastating for anyone, it can be particularly demoralizing for an older person, says Ilene Gipson, PhD, a senior scientist at the Schepens Eye Research Institute in Boston.
After that demoralizing run, the Lakers never recovered as the Clippers snapped a five-game winning streak with a 102-83 victory in front of a sell-out crowd Friday night at Staples Center.
It is mind-boggling in its absurdity that some, entrusted with leadership within the hierarchy of underwriting associations, would inflict demoralizing degrees of pointlessly invasive micromanagement upon their all-volunteer army.
Even my own hopelessly small, hardly scientific, highly skewed poll of "definite Kerry voters" (ie, my friends) had been demoralizing.
Advocating that they eschew demoralizing attitudes, the Pope urged them to show an "ever-more determined commitment in favour of the priesthood.
Sudden, apparently random destruction is disturbing and demoralizing.