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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. But Mulcahy confused the causes of things, and when a very muzzy Maverick smote a sergeant on the nose or called his commanding officer a bald-headed old lard- bladder and even worse names, he fancied that rebellion and not liquor was at the bottom of the outbreak.
In this second volume, Slater reprints some of Dickens' best journalism from the period, including well-known pieces like "Pet Prisoners," "Old Lamps for New Ones," and "On Duty with Inspector Field," along with unfamiliar gems such as "Snoring for the Million" and "Demoralisation and Total Abstinence." The Dent Uniform Edition is obviously not intended to be complete; Slater omits several familiar pieces such as "The Tooting Farm" and "The Verdict for Drouet" that B.W.
She said failure to build PTI into an institution is the major cause of demoralisation among the party workers and supporters, which is reflected in its poor performance in the recent elections held in Punjab.
The punishment could lead to demoralisation of the law-enforcers.
The executive committee is also of the view that the holding of the GSC in a selective manner not only leads to many intra- faculty seniority anomalies, but also causes psychological and emotional disturbances leading to demoralisation which further affects the standard of work output", said Dr Alam.
In my view the poor state of the NHS (and the demoralisation of the overworked staff) is due to the huge demands for treatment never envisaged when it was first established.
There is large scale demoralisation. Doctors who are ill or take time off work are facing more and more hurdles to return to work.
Otherwise we will continue to see drift and demoralisation and, ultimately, the destruction of a vital aspect of healthcare.
"Our new strategy of launching big attacks on military installations was aimed at causing demoralisation in the ranks of the security forces and tiring out the government.
The former Northern Ireland minister said that a pounds 20m funding reduction has already caused "a great deal of demoralisation" in the TA ranks.