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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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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.
Those who get demoralised can never achieve their potential.
Summary: New Delhi [India], June 15 (ANI): Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, who has been called up in the ODI as well as T20 squad for the upcoming West Indies tour, on Thursday revealed that he was not at all demoralised when he was put in standby for the ongoing Champions Trophy, rather he was quite confident of getting a chance to represent his country anytime soon.
JENNY MEADOWS admits she's been left demoralised by the state of athletics as she heads to Beijing for the World Championships.
If you are not demoralised, we shall defeat them," Rahul said in an interaction with party workers via Google Hangout.
Health service union Unison said staff were demoralised over the closure of one orthopaedic ward and the redeployment of 50 staff from Prince Philip hospital in Llanelli.
Society is threatened I SYMPATHISE with unhappy tenants about a close and happy community being demoralised by changes beyond their control.
I think if the hospital is sold off, much of the staff will feel very concerned and demoralised.
23 Sickened Sam Warburton admits he's demoralised after Wales missed out on a win over the Wallabies at the last gasp in Melbourne yesterday.
However, Sen's transfer (she has been promoted to Deputy Inspector General) has demoralised the police force and a large section of senior bureaucrats.
Today they are more overworked and even more demoralised.
Mr Opperman said he believed teachers were demoralised and demotivated by "the legacy of a national curriculum designed by ideologues and policed to a certain extent by bureaucrats.